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OHSAA Releases Football State Semifinal Pairings

November 18, 2017
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
 
 
For Immediate Release – Nov. 18, 2017
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
OHSAA Releases Football State Semifinal Pairings
All games are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; weekly notes packet coming Sunday
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Saturday the sites for the football state semifinals, which will be held Friday, Nov. 24, at sites around the state. All games kick off at 7:30 p.m.
 
On Sunday the OHSAA will finalize the weekly notes packet and playoff histories of the teams that have advanced to the regional final.
 
State Semifinal Ticket Information
Fans are encouraged to buy their playoff tickets in advance at the participating schools, which keep a percentage of the revenue. For state semifinal playoff games, tickets are $8 presale and $10 at the gate.
 
State Championship Ticket Information
All-session tickets for the state championship games are on sale through 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, which includes a ticket option that has indoor access in the stadium club level. Access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is included with some ticket packages. Parking passes are not sold. Please visit the football page at OHSAA.org for details and the online ticket purchase link, or: http://bit.ly/2gMW5FK
 
Football Playoffs Information
 
State Semifinals Notes Packet: Will be released Sunday.
 
 
 
 
Media Information
Credentials for Playoff Games
For the first four rounds of the playoffs, media must contact the host site’s media coordinator by 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Contact information for the media coordinator for each game will be posted within the brackets at OHSAA.org. Media coordinators will work with the athletic director at the schools and follow the OHSAA’s press box priority seating scale: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/FBMediaPressBoxMemo.pdf
 
Credentials for the state championships is posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials/football
 
Playoff Telecasts and Broadcasts
Spectrum is the official TV partner of the OHSAA and will make its playoff game selections by noon on Monday. Spectrum has exclusivity of the games it selects. Other games are available for tape-delay telecasts, which can be shown beginning Saturday morning. Rights fees for audio broadcasts and delayed-video telecasts are posted at: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/News/Media/TournamentBroadcastRates.pdf
 
Championship Games on the OHSAA Radio Network
Now in its eighth year, the OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast the football state championship games. Stations that commit to carry state championship game broadcasts from the network will have their rights fees waived throughout the playoffs. The championship games will be available from Skyview Satellite and online. Please contact Tim Stried at the OHSAA for more information.
 
 
2017 OHSAA Football Playoffs – State Semifinal Pairings
Pairings are shown with final AP state rank and current records.
Home team listed first. All games played on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
 
Division I
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 1 vs. Region 2
6 Mentor (12-1) vs. Powell Olentangy Liberty (11-2) at Mansfield Senior Arlin Field
 
Region 4 vs. Region 3
10 Cin. Colerain (11-2) vs. 8 Pickerington Central (12-1) at Springfield Evans Stadium
 
Division II
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 6 vs. Region 5
1 Avon (13-0) vs. 5 Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-1) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium
 
Region 7 vs. Region 8
Massillon Washington (10-3) vs. 2 Cin. Winton Woods (12-1) at Columbus St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium
 
Division III
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 9 vs. Region 11
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (10-3) vs. Dresden Tri-Valley (12-1) at Massillon Perry Stadium
 
Region 10 vs. Region 12
8 Tol. Central Catholic (11-2) vs. 1 Trotwood-Madison (13-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium
                                                                            
Division IV
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 13 vs. Region 14
1 Steubenville (13-0) vs. 5 Shelby (13-0) at Univ. of Akron Infocision Stadium-Summa Field
 
Region 15 vs. Region 16
New Concord John Glenn (11-2) vs. 7 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (12-1) at Hilliard Darby Stadium
 
Division V
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 17 vs. Region 18
2 Canfield South Range (13-0) vs. 1 Pemberville Eastwood (13-0) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium
 
Region 19 vs. Region 20
3 Wheelersburg (13-0) vs. Middletown Madison (11-2) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field
 
Division VI
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 24 vs. Region 22
1 Maria Stein Marion Local (13-0) vs. 5 Findlay Liberty-Benton (12-1) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field
 
Region 21 vs. Region 23
2 Kirtland (13-0) vs. 3 Nelsonville-York (13-0) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium
 
Division VII
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with current record and AP rank.
Region 27 vs. Region 25
3 Danville (12-1) vs. 5 Cuyahoga Heights (11-1) at Orrville Red Rider Stadium, Heartland Field
 
Region 26 vs. Region 28
1 Norwalk St. Paul (13-0) vs. Minster (9-4) at Lima Senior Spartan Stadium
 
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