Story by Samuel Houseworth
(11-17-19) 49/56 on my Regional Semifinals picks this week for a success rate of 88%!
- See the complete playoff prediction for all seven division – Houseworth’s OHSAA HS FB Playoff Predictions
D-I: In my Game To Watch, Elder’s 70-yard touchdown run with 1:20 left in the game sealed the deal and a second win over a strong St. X team in the same season.
D-II: TCC didn’t have many issues with St. John’s in their rematch. The Fighting Irish get an Olentangy team who pulled off the biggest upset of the weekend in their win over Anthony Wayne.
D-III: Trotwood-Madison, a #7 seed, continued to steamroll through the WBL, eliminating St. Marys with ease. Trotwood-Madison and Bishop Hartley is the state final we are all hoping for.
D-IV: O-G has had 7 of their 12 games decided by a touchdown or less. The Titans are 5-2 in those games. A regional final vs. an evenly matched Clyde should be their 8th.
D-V: There are odds-on favorites in each of the 3 small school divisions, beginning with Kirtland in D-V. But outside of that, the rest of D-V is as unpredictable as they come.
D-VI: Anna won the state championship in 8 out of 9 simulations. Archbold, their regional final opponent, will be their toughest test remaining.
D-VII: The Cinderella story of #8 seeded New Bremen could come to an end against odds-on favorite and conference rival Marion Local this coming weekend. Regardless, it has been a historic season for the Cardinals.