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OHSAA Releases Football Regional Semifinal Pairings

November 5, 2017
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
For Immediate Release – Nov. 5, 2017
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
OHSAA Releases Football Regional Semifinal Pairings
All games are Friday at 7:30 p.m.; all-session tickets for the state championships are now on sale
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The football playoff field has been cut in half, as 112 schools have advanced past the first round to the OHSAA regional semifinals. After the top four seeds in each region hosted games last Friday, the OHSAA now determines neutral sites for next three rounds, leading up to the state championship games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton Nov. 30-Dec. 2. 
Media Note: A separate release containing information for this week’s volleyball and soccer state tournaments will be issued Sunday evening.
Welcome to the Regional Semifinals
The regionals semifinals and next week’s regional finals follow bracket format determined by the final computer ratings. The OHSAA will then determine state semifinal pairings, followed by the state championships Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. 
Last Friday night, home teams (higher seeds) went 83-29 (see later note) and 26 of the 33 undefeated teams advanced. Of the five teams that qualified for the playoffs for the first time, two have advanced to the second round, including Middletown Madison (Div. V, Region 20) and Chillicothe Southeastern (Div. VI, Region 23). Not only did Middle town Madison and Chillicothe Southeastern win their school’s first football playoff game, so did Hilliard Bradley (Div. I, Region 3), Barberton (Div. II, Region 5), East Canton (Div. VII, Region 25) and Portsmouth Sciotoville (Div. VII, Region 27).
Of the 18 teams that won their final regular season to jump into the Top 8 of their region and qualify for the playoffs, three have advanced to the second round, including New Richmond (Div. III, Region 12), Bellevue (Div. IV, Region 14) and Jeromesville Hillsdale (Div. VI, Region 22).
All Playoff Games on Friday Nights in 2017
New this year, all football playoff games during the first four rounds of the playoffs will be on Friday nights. The OHSAA made the change due to declining attendance for Saturday playoff games and more playoff sites being available on Fridays compared to Saturdays, when college football night games often cause sites to have a shortage of workers.
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 tickets for the state championship games are now on sale, which includes a ticket option that has indoor access in the stadium club level. Parking passes are not sold. Access to the Pro Football Hall of Fame is included with some ticket packages. Please visit the football page at OHSAA.org for details and the online ticket purchase link, or: http://bit.ly/2gMW5FK
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
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 Regional Semifinal Pairings
Pairings are shown with seeds and current records.
Home team listed first. All games played on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Division I – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 1
1 Cle. St. Ignatius (10-1) vs. 4 Euclid (9-2) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium
2 Lakewood St. Edward (10-1) vs. 3 Mentor (10-1) at Parma Byers Field
Region 2
1 Tol. Whitmer (11-0) vs. 5 Lewis Center Olentangy (8-3) at Tiffin Frost-Kalnow Stadium
2 Powell Olentangy Liberty (9-2) vs. 6 Gahanna Lincoln (7-4) at Westerville North Jim McCann Stadium
Region 3
1 Centerville (10-1) vs. 5 Pickerington North (9-2) at Springfield Evans Stadium
2 Hilliard Bradley (11-0) vs. 3 Pickerington Central (10-1) at Cols. St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium
Region 4
1 Cin. St. Xavier (10-1) vs. 4 Cin. Sycamore (9-2) at Mason Dwire Field, Atrium Stadium
2 Cin. Colerain (9-2) vs. 3 Mason (9-2) at Cin. Princeton Mancusco Viking Stadium
Division II – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 5
1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-1) vs. 4 Lyndhurst Brush (9-2) at Macedonia Nordonia Boliantz Stadium
2 Barberton (11-0) vs. 3 Bedford (10-1) at Ravenna Gilcrest Field at Portage Community Bank Stadium
Region 6
1 Avon (11-0) vs. 4 Medina Highland (9-2) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium
2 Wadsworth (11-0) vs. 3 Olmsted Falls (10-1) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium
Region 7
1 Cols. Walnut Ridge (9-1) vs. 5 New Albany (7-4) at Westerville South Wildcat Stadium
2 Massillon Washington (8-3) vs. 6 Ashland (9-2) at Wooster Follis Field
Region 8
1 Cin. La Salle (9-2) vs. 4 Sidney (10-1) at Miamisburg Holland Field
2 Cin. Winton Woods (10-1) vs. 3 Cin. Anderson (10-1) at Lakota West Firebird Field
Division III – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 9
1 Canfield (11-0) vs. 4 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (9-2) at Warren G. Harding Mollenkopf Stadium
7 Tallmadge (8-3) vs. 6 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-3) at Richfield Revere Joe Papano Stadium
Region 10
1 Tol. Central Catholic (9-2) vs. 5 Clyde (9-2) at Oregon Clay Memorial Stadium
2 Bay Village Bay (11-0) vs. 3 Parma Padua Franciscan (9-2) at North Royalton Serpentini Chevy Stadium/Gibson Field
Region 11
1 Bellefontaine (10-1) vs. 5 Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) at Westerville Central Warhawk Field
2 Cols. Independence (9-1) vs. 3 Cols. Bishop Hartley (10-1) at Hilliard Darby Stadium
Region 12
1 Trotwood-Madison (11-0) vs. 5 Day. Dunbar (8-3) at Vandalia Butler Memorial Field at Good Samaritan Athletic Complex
7 Day. Chaminade Julienne (8-3) vs. 6 New Richmond (9-2) at Monroe Hornet Stadium
Division IV – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 13
1 Steubenville (11-0) vs. 5 Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (7-4) at Salem Reilly Stadium
2 Perry (11-0) vs. 6 Girard (10-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium
Region 14
1 Bellville Clear Fork (11-0) vs. 5 Bellevue (8-3) at Mansfield Arlin Stadium
2 Shelby (11-0) vs. 3 St. Marys Memorial (10-1) at Marion Harding Ohio Health Field at Harding Stadium
Region 15
1 Newark Licking Valley (11-0) vs. 5 New Concord John Glenn (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium
7 Duncan Falls Philo (8-3) vs. 3 Gnaddenhutten Indian Valley (11-0) at Byesville Meadowbrook Eugene Capers Field
Region 16
1 Germantown Valley View (11-0) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-1) at Beavercreek Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium
2 Cin. Wyoming (11-0) vs. 6 Cin. Indian Hill (9-2) at Cin. Withrow Angus King Stadium, at 8:00 p.m.
Division V – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 17
1 Canfield South Range (11-0) vs. 4 Akron Manchester (9-2) at Louisville Leopard Stadium
7 Wickliffe (8-3) vs. 3 Sullivan Black River (10-1) at North Ridgeville Ranger Stadium
Region 18
1 Pemberville Eastwood (11-0) vs. 5 Tontogany Otsego (9-2) at Millbury Lake Community Stadium
2 Marion Pleasant (9-1) vs. 3 Archbold (9-2) at Findlay Donnell Stadium
Region 19
1 Wheelersburg (11-0) vs. 5 Gahanna Cols. Academy (9-2) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field
2 Portsmouth West (10-1) vs. 3 Johnstown-Monroe (9-2) at Chillicothe Zane Trace Athletic Facility
Region 20
8 Cin. Reading (8-3) vs. 5 West Jefferson (10-0) at Xenia Doug Adams Stadium
2 Middletown Madison (9-2) vs. 3 Cin. Hills Christian Academy (8-2) at Liberty Twp. Lakota East High School
Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 21
1 Rootstown (11-0) vs. 4 Creston Norwayne (10-1) at Green Memorial Stadium
2 Mogadore (9-1) vs. 3 Kirtland (11-0) at Solon Stewart Stadium
Region 22
1 Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-1) vs. 4 Hicksville (9-2) at Defiance Fred Brown Athletic Complex
7 Carey (8-3) vs. 6 Jeromesville Hillsdale (8-3) at Marengo Highland Fishburn Field at Covrett Stadium
Region 23
1 Nelsonville-York (11-0) vs. 4 Beverly Fort Frye (10-1) at New Lexington Jim Rockwell Stadium
2 Chillicothe Southeastern (11-0) vs. 3 Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (10-1) at Lucasville Valley Indians Stadium
Region 24
1 Lima Central Catholic (10-1) vs. 4 Coldwater (8-3) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field
2 Maria Stein Marion Local (11-0) vs. 3 Spencerville (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium
Division VII – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10
Region 25
1 Dalton (11-0) vs. 4 Windham (9-2) at North Canton Hoover Memorial Stadium
2 Cuyahoga Heights (9-1) vs. 3 East Canton (9-2) at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium
Region 26
1 Norwalk St. Paul (11-0) vs. 5 Tiffin Calvert (8-3) at Fremont Ross Don Paul Stadium
2 McComb (9-2) vs. 3 Pandora-Gilboa (9-2) at Napoleon Charles Buckenmeyer Stadium
Region 27
1 Danville (10-1) vs. 5 Glouster Trimble (9-2) at Newark Paul “Hoss” Starr Stadium at White Field
7 Portsmouth Sciotoville Community (9-2) vs. Hannibal River (7-4) at The Plains Athens R. Basil Rutter Field
Region 28
1 Convoy Crestview (10-1) vs. 4 Minster (7-4) at Lima Spartan Stadium
2 Sidney Lehman Catholic (10-1) vs. 3 Delphos St. John’s (7-4) at Harrod Allen East Goodwin Field
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