(8-28-19) The 2019 non-conference part of the high school football season is a key for both Midwest Athletic Conference and Western Buckeye League teams in the quest for a state playoff berth.

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Both leagues have 10 members, but in 2008 the MAC decided to add another non-conference date and delete one league game to help in the accumulation of added computer points.

The WBL has stood steadfast over the years and continues with just one non-conference game and 9 league games.

In 2018 the MAC went 15-5 during their two weeks on the  non-conference schedule, while the WBL went  7-3.  In 2017 the MAC went 16-4 and the WBL went 4-6.

In week one of the 2019 season the MAC and WBL match-up three times, one more game was added this season with Delphos St. John’s traveling to Elida.

Another issue facing the WBL members is the issue of scheduling lower division teams, not because of the competitiveness but because of the computer points lost. Besides playing three MAC schools (all in lower divisions) they also have have two members playing Northwest Conference members (all in lower divisions), half of the non-conference game schedule.

Week one finds the MAC hosting 8 of the opening week’s games, while the WBL is at home for five games.

Week 1 – August 30th

MAC/WBL Match-ups
Celina at Versailles
Kenton at Coldwater
Delphos St. John’s at Elida

Woodlan (Indiana) at Marion Local
Covington at St. Henry
Crestview at Parkway
Lehman Catholic at Ft. Recovery
New Bremen at Ada
Ft. Loramie at Minster
Middletown Fenwick at Anna

St. Marys at Sidney
Bellefontaine at Wapakoneta
Delphos Jefferson at Shawnee
Allen East at Bath
Napoleon at Defiance (8-29-19)
Van Wert at Bryan
O-G at Eastwood