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OHSAA Football State Championships Schedule and Information

November 25, 2017
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
 
 
For Immediate Release – Nov. 25, 2017
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, tstried@ohsaa.org
 
OHSAA Football State Championships Schedule and Information
State championship weekend kicks off Thursday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced next week’s football state championships pairings and schedule. All seven title games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.
 
In addition to the schedule, please see below for information regarding tickets, parking, broadcasts and more.
 
 
2017 OHSAA Football State Championships Pairings and Schedule
Home team listed first.
Pairings are shown with final AP state rank and current records.
All games played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton.
All games televised live by Spectrum Sports (Channel 311 statewide, 510 in former Insight areas) and broadcast live by OHSAA Radio Network (see details below).
 
 
Thursday, Nov. 30
Div. II – No. 5 Akron Archbishop Hoban (13-1) vs. No. 2 Cincinnati Winton Woods (13-1), 7:30 p.m.
 
Friday, Dec. 1
Div. VII – No. 5 Cuyahoga Heights (12-1) vs. Minster (10-4), 10 a.m.
Div. V – No. 3 Wheelersburg (14-0) vs. No. 1 Pemberville Eastwood (14-0), 3 p.m.
Div. I – No. 8 Pickerington Central (13-1) vs. No. 6 Mentor (13-1), 8 p.m.
 
Saturday, Dec. 2
Div. VI – No. 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (14-0) vs. No. 2 Kirtland (14-0), 10 a.m.
Div. IV – No. 7 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1) vs. No. 1 Steubenville (14-0), 3 p.m.
Div. III – Dresden Tri-Valley (13-1) vs. No. 1 Trotwood-Madison (14-0), 8 p.m.
 
State Finals Notes Packet: Will be posted Sunday.
 
State Championships Media Credentials and Coaches Teleconference
Media must apply by noon on Tuesday, Nov. 28, for credentials using the OHSAA’s official credential application form posted at:http://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials. There will be a media teleconference Monday featuring the head coaches of the 14 state finalists. Contact Tim Stried for details.
 
State Championships Ticket Information
Single-game tickets will be on sale this week at the participating schools for $11 each. Tickets will also be available at the gate for $15 each. Single-game tickets can also be purchased online at: www.ProFootballHOF.com/Tickets
 
State Championships Fan Parking Information
Parking at the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium will be closed to public parking. Fans are urged to park at the Stark County Fairgrounds and take advantage of the Stadium Shuttle, with continuous service for all seven state championship games beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, and then from 8 AM to an hour after the final game of the day Friday and Saturday. Parking is $5.00 per car.  stadium shuttle is free. The Stark County Fairgrounds are located at 700 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton, Ohio. See directions below.
 
Directions to Fairgrounds:
Travelling southbound on Interstate 77, you should exit at Exit 105 (Tuscarawas Street). Turn right onto Tuscarawas Street and then turn right on Wertz Avenue.  Continue to the Fairgrounds entrance at 700 Wertz Avenue. Fairgrounds entrance is on the left side.
 
Travelling northbound on Interstate 77, you should exit at Exit 105 (Tuscarawas Street). Turn left onto Tuscarawas Street and then turn right onto Wertz Avenue. Continue to the Fairgrounds entrance at 700 Wertz Avenue. Fairgrounds entrance is on the left side.
 
Football Playoffs Information
 
Spectrum Channel Information and Broadcast Crews
The championship games will be televised live by Spectrum on Channel 311 statewide (510 in former Insight areas) and streamed live on MySpectrumSports.com for Spectrum subscribers.
   Thursday 7:30 p.m. – Bob McElligott, Ryan Cavanaugh, Marisa Contipelli
   Friday 10 a.m. – Brendan Gulick, Matt D'Orazio, Ashley Collins
   Friday 3 p.m. – Dave Bacon, Greg Frey, Gabriella Kreuz
   Friday 8 p.m. – Michael Reghi, Ryan Cavanaugh, Marisa Contipelli
   Saturday 10 a.m. – Todd Bell, Greg Frey, Ashley Collins
   Saturday 3 p.m. – Tim Bray, Richard Skinner, Gabriella Kreuz
   Saturday 8 p.m. – Neil Sika, Ryan Cavanaugh, Marisa Contipelli
 
OHSAA Radio Network - State Championship Broadcast Crews
The championship games will be available from Skyview Satellite, which also distributes radio programming in Ohio for the Blue Jackets, Cavs, Reds, Indians, Bengals and Browns. The OHSAA football state championship broadcasts are also available online at OHSAA.org. For network delivery details, program logs and more OHSAA Radio Network information, please log onto:http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
   Thursday 7:30 p.m. – Marty Bannister and Justin Zwick … Sideline: Scott Leo … Halftime: Todd Bell
   Friday 10:00 a.m. – David Wilson and Ryan Cavanaugh … Sideline: Scott Leo … Halftime: Todd Bell
   Friday 3:00 p.m. – Scott Leo and Justin Zwick … Sideline: Ashley Collins … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
   Friday 8:00 p.m. – Todd Bell and Matt D’Orazio … Sideline: Scott Leo … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
   Saturday 10:00 a.m. – Scott Leo and Justin Zwick … Sideline: Ryan Cavanaugh … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
   Saturday 3:00 p.m. – Marty Bannister and Ryan Cavanaugh … Sideline: Ashley Collins … Halftime: Todd Bell
   Saturday 8:00 p.m. – Todd Bell and Matt D’Orazio … Sideline: Marty Bannister … Halftime: Scott Leo
   Producer: Aaron Cassady
 
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