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(9-16-20) The OHSAA is getting ready for the 2020 state playoffs. It will be a year long remembered in the history of Ohio High School football.
This is the way it will be set-up:
- -all schools are eligible regardless of records (if they notified and opted in by September 17th with the OHSAA)
- Schools may withdraw from the playoffs without penalty until September 24th
- week 7 will be the 1st round of the playoffs (weeks 8, 9 and 10 will continue the playoffs, teams who lose during those weeks can schedule games)
- new football regions will be drawn Friday, September 18th
- coaches will vote for seeding September 29th and 30th
- brackets will be posted October 1st
- higher seeds will host at least through the regional semifinals.
- football pre-sale ticket shares/bonuses will not be paid out to member schools participating in 2020-21 OHSAA tournaments.
- no team expenses will be paid to member schools participating in 2020-21 OHSAA tournaments.
- no sites have yet been selected or secured for state semifinals or finals games
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Considering all that has taken place since March, although the format is not preferred, it allows for schools to compete in a state tournament setting. It is a win for the OHSAA and Ohio players, coaches and fans.