(3-21-21) As the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) Boys State Basketball Championships wrap-up today at UD Arena it is interesting to note that there were two all-private school finals.

D III

  • Worthington Christian 47 Cincinnati Taft 45 (3-19-21)
  • Lutheran East 58 Ottawa-Glandorf 52. (3-19-21)
  • FINAL – Lutheran East 61 Worthington Christian 56 – (3-21-21)

D II

  • St. Francis DeSales 51 Chaminade Julienne 34 (3-20-21)
  • Akron St Vincent-St Mary’s 71 Shawnee 42 (3-20-21)
  • FINAL – Akron St Vincent-St Mary’s 72 St. Francis DeSales 50 – (3-21-21)

After several years of the competitive balance plan being in place this year’s tournament produces these two title games. What does this year’s make-up of schools indicate for the future?

The other two title games (D II & D I) featured public schools and just one private school, St Ignatius, was a part of those two divisions. That made the total …six private schools and 10 public schools competing in this year’s state finals.

Is the CB plan working or is it not doing what it was suppose to do? The CB formula is quite unique to high school sports…but two all private school finals was not suppose to be one of the results. Does open enrollment figures punish public schools? Most likely nothing will change in the near future…is it even a problem any more or just a reality we will all have to live with.