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OHSAA Announces Football Regional Final Pairings and Sites

November 13, 2016
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
Interim Commissioner Dave Gray
For Immediate Release – Nov. 13, 2016
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
OHSAA Announces Football Regional Final Pairings and Sites
Divisions I, II, IV and VI play Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Divisions III, V and VII play Saturday at 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Regional boundary lines were drawn back in June, and now the championship games in those regions have arrived as the third round of the OHSAA football playoffs are this weekend. Division I, II, IV and VI games are Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Division III, V and VII games are Saturday at 7 p.m.
The OHSAA has selected neutral sites based on the best available sites after a number of factors have been evaluated. The regional playoffs follow bracket format, with the top team on the bracket designated as the home team (see brackets posted at OHSAA.org).
State Semifinal Pairings
Later this week, the OHSAA will announce how the regional champions in several divisions will be paired in the state semifinals Nov. 25-26. The regional champion pairings in some divisions, however, will not be determined until after the regional finals this weekend. Note that state semifinal pairings are based on geography.
Fifteen is the Number
Fifteen of the 28 total No. 1 seeds have advanced to the regional final. The playoffs began with 31 undefeated teams. Fifteen remain.
Regional Finalists by Seed
The following seeds have advanced to the regional finals:
No. 1 seeds - 15                   No. 2 seeds - 7
No. 3 seeds - 13                   No. 4 seeds - 7
No. 5 seeds - 6                     No. 6 seeds - 3
No. 7 seeds - 4 (Cin. Sycamore, Trotwood, Chardon NDCL, Harvest Prep)
No. 8 - 1 (Garrettsville Garfield)
Ticket Information
Fans are encouraged to buy their playoff tickets in advance at the participating schools, which keep a percentage of the revenue. For regional playoff games, tickets are $8 presale and $9 at the gate. All-session ticket books are currently on sale for the state championship games at http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix. All-session ticket books in the club level, which are the chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium, are $105 each (good for all seven games) and also permit indoor access in the Huntington Club before, during and after each game. All-session reserved ticket books on the east side of the stadium, which don’t include indoor access, are $84 each. Single game tickets will go on sale November 22 and cost $10 at the state finalist schools, or at the gate before each game for $15 (club level) and $12 (reserved).
Football Playoffs Information
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
Playoff Telecasts and Broadcasts
Time Warner Cable is the official TV partner of the OHSAA and will make its playoff game selections by noon on Monday. TWC has exclusivity of the games it selects. Other games are available for tape-delay telecasts, which can be shown beginning at 11:30 PM the same day of the game. 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 seventh year, the OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast the football state championship games. Stations that commit to carry several 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.
2016 OHSAA Football Playoffs – Regional Final Pairings
Home Team Listed First.
Pairings are shown with seeds and overall records.
Division I – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
Region 1
4 Cleveland St. Ignatius (11-1) vs. 2 Lakewood St. Edward (9-2) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium
Region 2
1 Powell Olentangy Liberty (12-0) vs. 3 Lorain (10-2) at Mansfield Madison Ram Field at StarTek Stadium
Region 3
1 Huber Heights Wayne (11-0-1) vs. 3 Pickerington Central (11-1) at London Bowlus Field
Region 4
5 Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-5) vs. 7 Cincinnati Sycamore (8-4) at Hamilton Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium
Division II – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
Region 5
4 Hudson (10-2) vs. 3 Warren G. Harding (11-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium
Region 6
4 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (9-3) vs. 6 Olmsted Falls (9-3) at Sandusky Perkins Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium
Region 7
1 Massillon Perry (10-2) vs. 3 New Albany (9-3) at Mansfield Arlin Field
Region 8
4 Miamisburg (10-2) vs. 3 Cincinnati La Salle (10-2) at Mason Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium
Division III – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Home Team Listed First
Region 9
5 New Philadelphia (10-2) vs. 2 Akron Archbishop Hoban (11-1) at Canal Fulton Northwest Jim Schalmo Field at Dr. Martin Smilek Stadium
Region 10
1 Toledo Central Catholic (12-0) vs. 6 Lexington (9-3) at Tiffin Columbian Frost-Kalnow Stadium
Region 11
1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (12-0) vs. 3 Columbus Hamilton Township (10-2) at Upper Arlington Marv Moorehead Stadium
Region 12
4 St. Marys Memorial (11-1) vs. 7 Trotwood-Madison (10-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium, Purk Field
Division IV – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
Region 13
1 Perry (12-0) vs. 7 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (9-3) at Mentor Jerome T. Osborne Stadium
Region 14
5 Columbus Bishop Hartley (9-2) vs. 2 Ottawa-Glandorf (11-1) at Bellefontaine AcuSport Stadium
Region 15
4 Shelby (11-1) vs. 2 Steubenville (11-1) at Massillon Washington Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Region 16
1 Cincinnati Wyoming (12-0) vs. 3 Kettering Archbishop Alter (12-0) at Monroe Hornet Stadium
Division V – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Home Team Listed First
Region 17
8 Garrettsville Garfield (9-3) vs. 3 Canton Central Catholic (8-3) at Uniontown Lake Alumni Field
Region 18
1 Creston Norwayne (11-1) vs. 3 Milan Edison (11-1) at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium
Region 19
1 Wheelersburg (12-0) vs. 3 Coshocton (10-1) at Athens High School R. Basil Rutter Field
Region 20
1 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (12-0) vs. 2 Coldwater (11-1) at Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium, Matt Dudon Memorial Field
Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
Region 21
1 Cuyahoga Heights (12-0) vs. 3 Kirtland (11-1) at Solon Stewart Field
Region 22
1 Hamler Patrick Henry (12-0) vs. 3 Defiance Ayersville (12-0) at Napoleon Charles Buckenmeyer Stadium
Region 23
5 Newark Catholic (8-4) vs. 2 Beverly Ft. Frye (12-0) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium
Region 24
1 Maria Stein Marion Local (11-1) vs. 3 Mechanicsburg (12-0) at Sidney Memorial Stadium
Division VII – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Home Team Listed First
Region 25
1 Norwalk St. Paul (12-0) vs. 3 Warren John F. Kennedy (11-1) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium
Region 26
1 McComb (11-1) vs. 6 Convoy Crestview (9-3) at Lima Spartan Stadium
Region 27
1 Waterford (11-1) vs. 7 Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory (9-3) at Logan Chieftain Stadium
Region 28
5 Fort Recovery (8-4) vs. 3 Minster (8-4) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field
### OHSAA ###
Tim Stried
Director of Communications
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Office: 614-267-2502, ext. 124
Fax: 614-267-1677
4080 Roselea Place
Columbus, OH 43214

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