Pairings announced for state’s football semifinals

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Several local high school football teams still in the hunt for a championship now know who they’ll face off against later this week.

The Ohio High School Atheltic Association released the state’s football semifinals pairings for Friday’s games.

Two local Division I teams look to keep their title hopes alive. A week after knocking off their crosstown rival in the regional finals, Pickerington Central will take on Cincinnati Colerain in Springfield. Olentangy Liberty, coming off a big win over Toledo Whitmer last week, will play Mentor in Mansfield.

A pair of Muskingum County teams are looking to extend their seasons by another week as well. Tri-Valley faces off against Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary in Massillon for the Division III semifinals. John Glenn and Clarksville Clinton-Massie will play at Hilliard Darby for a spot in Division IV’s finals.

Division VI’s Nelsonville-York will travel to play undefeated Kirtland in New Philadelphia. Division VII’s Danville will also head north to take on Cuyahoga Heights in Orrville.

Tickets for state semifinal playoff games are available for purchase for $9 presale or $10 at the gate. All games are scheduled to kick off at 7:30pm on Nov. 24.

The full list of teams, records and locations can be seen below. Home teams are listed first.

Division I

Mentor (12-1) vs. Powell Olentangy Liberty (11-2) at Mansfield Senior Arlin Field

Cin. Colerain (11-2) vs. Pickerington Central (12-1) at Springfield Evans Stadium

Division II

Avon (13-0) vs. Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-1) at Brunswick Auto Mart Stadium

Massillon Washington (10-3) vs. Cin. Winton Woods (12-1) at Columbus St. Francis DeSales Alumni Stadium

Division III

Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (10-3) vs. Dresden Tri-Valley (12-1) at Massillon Perry Stadium

Tol. Central Catholic (11-2) vs. Trotwood-Madison (13-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

Division IV

Steubenville (13-0) vs. Shelby (13-0) at Univ. of Akron Infocision Stadium-Summa Field

New Concord John Glenn (11-2) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (12-1) at Hilliard Darby Stadium

Division V

Canfield South Range (13-0) vs. Pemberville Eastwood (13-0) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium

Wheelersburg (13-0) vs. Middletown Madison (11-2) at Chillicothe Herrnstein Field

Division VI

Maria Stein Marion Local (13-0) vs. Findlay Liberty-Benton (12-1) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

Kirtland (13-0) vs. Nelsonville-York (13-0) at New Philadelphia Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium

Division VII

Danville (12-1) vs. Cuyahoga Heights (11-1) at Orrville Red Rider Stadium, Heartland Field

Norwalk St. Paul (13-0) vs. Minster (9-4) at Lima Senior Spartan Stadium provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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