(12-5-22) For those who are not sure the OHSAA computer point system is working…this year proves a valid point that it is.

Four #1 seeds won four of the seven state football titles. The lowest seed to win a state title was in D V II by New Bremen of the Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC) who was a #5 seed.

The other two title were won by a #2 seed and a #3 seed.

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Division II – #3 seed

Toledo Central Catholic (15-1)

Division V – #1 seed

Canfield South Range (16-0)

Division III – #2 seed

No. 3 Canfield (14-1)

Division I – #1 seed

No. 1 Lakewood St. Edward (15-1)

Division VI – #1 seed

No. 1 Marion Local (16-0)

Division VII – #5 seed

New Bremen (13-3)

Division IV – #1 seed

No. 1 Cleveland Glenville (15-0)

Two private schools won state titles, Lakewood St. Edward and Toledo Central Catholic…two Midwest Athletic Conference teams added more OHSAA championship hardware, New Bremen and Marion Local.

The ‘elephant in the room‘ is why does the OHSAA need to seed 16 teams in a region? Fair question for both sides of the issue.

One side says it give more opportunities for schools to be a part of the playoffs and enjoy the experience.

The other side does not think an extra week of the playoffs is needed and that a #1 vs. a #16 seed is a waste of time. For the state final teams they will play up to 16 games in a season.