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OHSAA Football State Championships: Where to Watch and Listen

November 28, 2018
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Executive Director Jerry Snodgrass
For Immediate Release – Nov. 28, 2018
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
OHSAA Football State Championships: Where to Watch and Listen
Spectrum News 1 to televise games live, with live pay-per-view stream available for those outside Spectrum areas
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championships kick off Thursday night at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, with Spectrum News 1 set to televise the games live and the OHSAA Radio Network broadcasting to 58 stations.
Spectrum News 1 will showcase all seven games live on Channel 1 in high definition. Games are also available to stream online with Spectrum login or subscription. Click Here https://bit.ly/2zibTsI to watch. 
All seven state football championships will include pre- and post- game coverage hosted by MaryLee Melendez and Brett Hiltbrand. Each show includes analysis and interviews of the championship communities, teams, players and coaches.
The schedule of games on Spectrum News 1 includes:
Thursday, November 29:
Division II Championship – Akron Archbishop Hoban vs. Massillon Washington
Coverage begins at 7:15pm with Dave Bacon, Ryan Cavanaugh and Mike Case announcing.
Friday, November 30:
Division VI Championship – Maria Stein Marion Local vs. Kirtland
Coverage begins at 9:45am with Todd Bell, Matt D’Orazio, and Ashley Collins announcing.
Division III Championship – Chagrin Falls Kenston vs. Kettering Archbishop Alter
Coverage begins at 2:45pm with Tim Bray, Greg Frey, Mike Case announcing.
Division I Championship – Colerain vs. St. Edward
Coverage begins at 7:45pm with Dave Bacon, Ryan Cavanaugh, and Ashley Collins announcing.
Saturday, December 1:
Division VII Championship – Glouster Trimble vs. McComb
Coverage begins at 9:45am with Neil Sika, Matt D’Orazio and Scott Leo announcing.
Division V Championship – Johnstown-Monroe vs. Orrville
Coverage begins at 2:45pm with Dave Bacon, Ryan Cavanaugh, and Mike Case announcing.
Division IV Championship – Girard vs. Cincinnati Wyoming
Coverage begins at 745pm with Todd Bell, Greg Frey, and Ashley Collins announcing.
Spectrum News 1 is a 24/7 local news network covering Ohio with five distinct channels in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, Dayton and Northwest Ohio. The network tells stories around the subjects that unite Ohioans, as well as create content for the individual communities throughout the state about issues that are most prominent to them. Spectrum News 1 is the exclusive home of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) state football playoff and championship games, and boys’ and girls’ state basketball championships. The network’s high school football coverage is anchored by the High School Blitz show that begins with live games at 7 PM and concludes with an hour-long wrap-up show at 10 PM in the fall. The network’s sports programming also features Ohio State football coverage including live post-game highlights and analysis, and live coverage of head coach Urban Meyer’s weekly news conference on Mondays during the season.  
All seven football state championship games will be broadcast by the OHSAA Radio Network. Network game broadcasts are available through Skyview Satellite or an online feed. There are 58 stations across Ohio, West Virginia and Indiana set to carry the championship games.
OHSAA Radio Network Home, Delivery Details, Crews and Program Logs:  http://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
2018 OHSAA Football State Championships
Thursday, 7:30   David Wilson, Justin Zwick and Marty Bannister (sideline) … Halftime: Scott Leo
Friday, 10:00     Marty Bannister, Greg Frey and Scott Leo (sideline) … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
Friday, 3:00     Todd Bell, Matt D’Orazio and Ryan Cavanaugh (sideline) … Halftime: David Wilson
Friday, 8:00    Scott Leo, Justin Zwick and Marty Bannister (sideline) … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
Saturday, 10:00   David Wilson, Justin Zwick and Ashley Collins (sideline) … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
Saturday, 3:00   Scott Leo, Greg Frey and Ty Higgins … Halftime: David Wilson
Saturday, 8:00   David Wilson, Matt D’Orazio and Ty Higgins (sideline) … Halftime: Aaron Cassady
Equipment, stream and technical coordinator: Aaron Cassady
Producer: Ryan Baker
Broadcast Highlights Available from SoundCloud
After each state championship game, broadcast highlight clips will be posted for download on the OHSAA Radio Network’s SoundCloud page. The clips will be posted at: https://soundcloud.com/ohsaaradio
Please see pages 12-19 for team notes submitted by local sportswriters.  

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