(10-25-21) This year’s Ohio High High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) will have a lot of ‘historic firsts.

NOTE: Last year every school had the opportunity to compete in the playoffs due to the pandemic, but computer points were not used. Seeding was done by coaches voting on them.

This year each Region qualifies 16 teams, doubling the size of the field. The first 0-10 team, Cincinnati Oak Hills in DI, makes the playoffs .The state champions who are crowned this season will have played one extra game.

COMPLETE: OHSAA Releases Football First-Round Playoff Pairings

Will a #16 seed knock off a #1 seed this year….we will find out this season. Of the 28 #16 seeds only one team, Hardin Northern, has a winning record at 6-4. While 7 of the seeds have a 5-5 record.

The DI #16 seeds have a combined record of 6-33.

DI

  • 16 Lorain (1-9) at 1 Lakewood St. Edward (8-1)
  • 16 Delaware Hayes (3-7) at 1 Marysville (9-0)
  • 16 Thomas Worthington (2-7) at 1 Upper Arlington (10-0)
  • 16 Cincinnati Oak Hills (0-10) at 1 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (7-3)

DII

  • 16 Akron Firestone (4-6) at 1 Cleveland Benedictine (6-2)
  • 16 Toledo Waite (4-4) at 1 Medina Highland (9-1)
  • 16 Lewis Center Olentangy (3-7) at 1 Sunbury Big Walnut (10-0)
  • 16 Little Miami (4-6) at 1 Piqua (9-0)

DIII

  • 16 Akron East (5-5) at 1 Chardon (9-0)
  • 16 Copley (3-7) at 1 Norton (9-0)
  • 16 Columbus Bishop Watterson (5-5) at 1 Granville (9-0)
  • 16 Vandalia Butler (3-6) at 1 Hamilton Badin (9-0)

DIV

  • 16 Cuyahoga Falls CVCA (5-5) at 1 Beloit West Branch (10-0)
  • 16 Milan Edison (5-5) at 1 Bellevue (8-2)
  • 16 Vincent Warren (3-7) at 1 Bloom-Carroll (10-0)
  • 16 Waynesville (5-5) at 1 Cincinnati Wyoming (10-0)

DV

  • 16 Cadiz Harrison Central (4-6) at 1 Kirtland (9-0)
  • 16 Bucyrus Wynford (4-6) at 1 Otsego (9-0)
  • 16 Wellston (5-5) at 1 Ironton (9-1)
  • 16 Cincinnati Madeira (4-6) at 1 Cincinnati Taft (7-2)

DVI

  • 16 Garfield Heights Trinity (3-7) at 1 Leavittsburg LaBrae (9-1)
  • 16 Delta (4-6) at 1 Archbold (10-0)
  • 16 Johnston Northridge (5-5) at 1 Beverly Fort Frye (7-1)
  • 16 St. Bernard-Elmwood Place (3-5) at 1 Mechanicsburg (10-0)

DVII

  • 16 Ashland Mapleton (3-6) at 1 Lucas (8-1)
  • 16 Hardin Northern (6-4) at 1 Hopewell-Loudon (9-1)
  • 16 Danville (4-6) at 1 Newark Catholic (9-1)
  • 16 Twin Valley South (4-6) at 1 Marion Local (10-0)