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OHSAA Computer Football Rankings For 9/21/21

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Top 16 schools from each region in the final report Oct. 24 will qualify for the playoffs.

Division I

Region 1 – 1. Medina (5-0-0) 13.45, 2. Lakewood St. Edward (5-0-0) 12.8649, 3. Massillon Jackson (5-0-0) 10.35, 4. Stow-Munroe Falls (4-1-0) 9.05, 5. Cleveland Heights (5-0-0) 9, 6. Berea-Midpark (3-2-0) 8.85, 7. Mentor (3-2-0) 8.133, 8. Canton McKinley (3-2-0) 7.9424, 9. Cle. St. Ignatius (3-2-0) 6.9959, 10. Elyria (3-2-0) 6.25, 11. Brunswick (3-2-0) 6.149, 12. Strongsville (3-2-0) 5.55, 13. Canton GlenOak (1-3-0) 1.625, 14. Solon (1-4-0) 1.3, 15. Euclid (0-5-0) 0, 15. Lorain (0-5-0) 0, 15. Shaker Hts. (0-4-0) 0

Region 2 – 1. Marysville (4-0-0) 12.7778, 2. Springfield (4-0-0) 12.611, 3. Centerville (4-1-0) 10.2, 4. Dublin Jerome (4-1-0) 9.4857, 5. Powell Olentangy Liberty (3-2-0) 7.6919, 6. Kettering Fairmont (4-1-0) 7.4947, 7. Springboro (3-1-0) 7.4306, 8. Tol. Whitmer (4-1-0) 7.3232, 9. Dublin Coffman (2-3-0) 6.45, 10. Huber Hts. Wayne (3-2-0) 6.2521, 11. Perrysburg (3-2-0) 5.1677, 12. Miamisburg (3-2-0) 4.6714, 13. Findlay (2-3-0) 4.6, 14. Clayton Northmont (2-2-0) 4.1868, 15. Delaware Hayes (2-3-0) 4.15, 16. Beavercreek (0-5-0) 0, 16. Middletown (0-5-0) 0, 16. Tol. Start (0-5-0) 0

Region 3 – 1. Upper Arlington (5-0-0) 12.0701, 2. Gahanna Lincoln (3-1-0) 11.9861, 3. Pickerington Central (4-1-0) 10.9163, 4. New Albany (5-0-0) 10.4, 5. Hilliard Darby (4-1-0) 10.151, 6. Pickerington North (4-1-0) 8.3143, 7. Hilliard Davidson (4-1-0) 8.1122, 8. Westerville North (3-2-0) 6.5102, 9. Hilliard Bradley (2-3-0) 4.8469, 10. Groveport-Madison (2-3-0) 4.3687, 11. Grove City Central Crossing (3-2-0) 4.1122, 12. Galloway Westland (2-3-0) 3.8021, 13. Thomas Worthington (2-2-0) 3.7917, 14. Westerville Central (1-3-0) 3.5694, 15. Lancaster (1-4-0) 2.5131, 16. Grove City (0-4-0) 0, 16. Newark (0-5-0) 0, 16. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (0-5-0) 0, 16. Reynoldsburg (0-4-0) 0

Region 4 – 1. Cin. St. Xavier (5-0-0) 15.7, 2. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (4-1-0) 12.102, 3. Milford (4-1-0) 10.3545, 4. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (4-1-0) 9.6898, 5. Cin. Princeton (4-1-0) 9.3939, 6. West Chester Lakota West (4-1-0) 9.0776, 7. Cin. Colerain (3-2-0) 7.1323, 8. Cin. Sycamore (3-2-0) 5.1131, 9. Mason (2-3-0) 4.5697, 10. Cin. Walnut Hills (2-3-0) 3.9837, 11. Hamilton (1-2-0) 2.9792, 12. Cin. Elder (1-3-0) 2.8483, 13. Cin. Western Hills (1-1-0) 2.25, 14. Fairfield (1-3-0) 1.625, 15. Cincinnati West Clermont (1-4-0) 1.3, 16. Lebanon (0-4-0) 0, 16. Cin. Oak Hills (0-5-0) 0

Division II

Region 5 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (4-0-0) 12.941, 2. Willoughby South (5-0-0) 10.8495, 3. Hudson (5-0-0) 8.55, 4. Macedonia Nordonia (4-1-0) 8.45, 5. Austintown-Fitch (3-1-0) 7.3472, 6. Lyndhurst Brush (4-1-0) 7, 7. Boardman (4-1-0) 6.9, 8. Akron Archbishop Hoban (2-2-0) 6.0568, 9. Maple Hts. (3-1-0) 5.8666, 10. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (3-2-0) 4.4278, 11. Painesville Riverside (3-2-0) 4.0556, 12. Eastlake North (2-3-0) 3.45, 13. Bedford (2-3-0) 3.4, 14. Ashtabula Lakeside (2-3-0) 2.9122, 15. Akron Kenmore-Garfield (2-3-0) 2.8278, 16. Twinsburg (1-4-0) 2.3, 17. Garfield Hts. (1-4-0) 2.2735, 18. Cle. John Hay (1-4-0) 2.1224, 19. Hunting Valley University School (1-3-0) 2.1134, 20. Akron Ellet (1-3-0) 1.9306

Region 6 – 1. Medina Highland (4-1-0) 13.15, 2. Fremont Ross (5-0-0) 11.15, 3. Avon Lake (4-1-0) 10.75, 4. Barberton (4-1-0) 9.4, 5. North Olmsted (4-1-0) 8.95, 6. North Royalton (4-1-0) 8.75, 7. Lakewood (4-1-0) 8.3206, 8. Avon (3-2-0) 8.2, 9. Olmsted Falls (4-1-0) 7.7, 10. Cle. Rhodes (3-1-0) 7.309, 11. Tol. St. John’s (2-2-0) 6.9452, 12. Tol. Central Cath. (3-2-0) 6.249, 13. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (3-2-0) 5.7232, 14. North Ridgeville (3-2-0) 5.3857, 15. Parma Hts. Valley Forge (2-2-0) 4.5972, 16. Tol. St. Francis de Sales (2-3-0) 4.4, 17. Oregon Clay (2-3-0) 3.9667, 18. Westlake (2-3-0) 3.6979, 19. Sylvania Northview (3-2-0) 3.3, 20. Parma (2-2-0) 3.0492

Region 7 – 1. Sunbury Big Walnut (5-0-0) 11.1041, 2. Canal Winchester (4-1-0) 8.6735, 3. Delaware Olentangy Berlin (4-1-0) 8.5, 4. Uniontown Lake (4-0-0) 7.6039, 5. Green (3-2-0) 6.9333, 6. Westerville South (2-2-0) 6.5, 7. Marion Harding (3-2-0) 5.6, 8. North Canton Hoover (3-2-0) 5.3182, 9. Dublin Scioto (3-2-0) 5.2306, 10. Massillon Washington (3-2-0) 5.0245, 11. Wooster (3-2-0) 4.2, 12. Whitehall-Yearling (2-2-0) 3.2992, 13. Lewis Center Olentangy (2-3-0) 2.6, 14. Cols. St. Charles (1-4-0) 2.4, 14. Cols. Independence (2-3-0) 2.4, 16. Pataskala Licking Hts. (2-3-0) 2.3061, 17. Pataskala Watkins Memorial (2-3-0) 1.8, 18. Cols. Whetstone (1-3-0) 1.5, 19. Mount Vernon (1-4-0) 1.3, 20. Worthington Kilbourne (1-4-0) 1.2

Region 8 – 1. Cin. LaSalle (4-0-0) 13.2163, 2. Kings Mills Kings (5-0-0) 12.95, 3. Piqua (4-0-0) 11.3488, 4. Ashville Teays Valley (5-0-0) 8.5653, 5. Cin. Withrow (5-0-0) 8.3804, 6. Cin. Turpin (4-1-0) 8.1, 7. Lima Senior (3-1-0) 7.2273, 8. Cin. Anderson (3-2-0) 6.4082, 9. Xenia (3-1-0) 5.1818, 10. Troy (2-2-0) 4.9186, 11. New Carlisle Tecumseh (3-2-0) 4.6286, 12. Cin. Winton Woods (3-2-0) 4.3701, 13. Trenton Edgewood (2-2-0) 4.3611, 14. Riverside Stebbins (3-2-0) 3.9122, 15. Day. Belmont (1-2-0) 3.7553, 16. Sidney (2-3-0) 3.4245, 17. Morrow Little Miami (2-3-0) 2.8556, 18. Cols. Briggs (1-2-0) 2.7595, 19. Oxford Talawanda (1-3-0) 1.9861, 20. Loveland (1-4-0) 1.95

Division III

Region 9 – 1. Chagrin Falls Kenston (5-0-0) 12.3, 2. Chardon (5-0-0) 11.15, 3. Dover (4-0-0) 11.0417, 4. Streetsboro (4-0-0) 10.7556, 5. Aurora (5-0-0) 10, 6. Steubenville (4-1-0) 9.8563, 7. Hubbard (5-0-0) 8.85, 8. Canfield (4-1-0) 8.0245, 9. Tallmadge (4-1-0) 7.4082, 10. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (3-2-0) 7.3424, 11. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (3-2-0) 6.9, 12. Chesterland West Geauga (3-2-0) 5.8773, 13. Niles McKinley (3-1-0) 5.6667, 14. New Philadelphia (3-2-0) 5.65, 15. Alliance (2-3-0) 4.0918, 16. Ravenna (2-3-0) 4.0677, 17. Warren Howland (2-3-0) 3.9495, 18. Painesville Harvey (2-3-0) 2.7309, 19. Alliance Marlington (2-3-0) 2.6556, 20. Youngstown Chaney (2-3-0) 2.5545

Region 10 – 1. Millersburg West Holmes (5-0-0) 10.4551, 2. Norton (5-0-0) 9.3837, 3. Medina Buckeye (4-1-0) 8.5857, 4. Bay Village Bay (3-1-0) 7.9143, 5. Mansfield Senior (3-2-0) 7.5, 6. Parma Padua Franciscan (4-1-0) 7.4808, 7. Rocky River (3-2-0) 6.6859, 8. Tiffin Columbian (3-2-0) 6.3, 9. Caledonia River Valley (3-2-0) 5.1918, 10. Cle. Central Cath. (2-2-0) 4.0682, 11. Parma Hts. Holy Name (1-3-0) 3.875, 12. Lodi Cloverleaf (2-2-0) 3.8409, 13. Lexington (2-3-0) 3.75, 14. Copley (2-3-0) 3.6, 15. Sylvania Southview (2-3-0) 2.7592, 16. Cle. Collinwood (1-1-0) 2.75, 17. Sandusky (2-3-0) 2.5, 18. Norwalk (1-4-0) 2.05, 19. Defiance (2-3-0) 2, 20. Ashland (1-4-0) 1.85

Region 11 – 1. Granville (5-0-0) 11.0163, 2. Mount Orab Western Brown (4-1-0) 9.8061, 3. Cols. Hamilton Township (3-0-0) 7.7692, 4. Bellefontaine (4-1-0) 7.7, 5. Dresden Tri-Valley (4-1-0) 7.55, 6. Cols. Bishop Hartley (3-2-0) 7.3237, 7. Thornville Sheridan (4-1-0) 6.7, 8. Delaware Buckeye Valley (3-2-0) 6.4293, 9. Jackson (3-2-0) 6.3818, 10. Cols. South (4-1-0) 6.2837, 11. Cols. Bishop Watterson (3-2-0) 6.2633, 12. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (3-2-0) 5.6959, 13. London (3-2-0) 5.2449, 14. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (3-2-0) 5.0687, 15. Zanesville (2-2-0) 4.5042, 16. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (2-3-0) 4.1182, 17. Marietta (3-2-0) 3.9309, 18. Plain City Jonathan Alder (2-3-0) 3.65, 19. Cols. Beechcroft (2-3-0) 3.5245, 20. Chillicothe (2-2-0) 3

Region 12 – 1. Hamilton Badin (5-0-0) 13.7848, 2. Monroe (4-1-0) 9.6082, 3. Bellbrook (3-2-0) 9.05, 4. Lima Shawnee (4-1-0) 8.55, 5. Hamilton Ross (3-1-0) 8.3889, 6. Wapakoneta (3-2-0) 8.15, 7. Tipp City Tippecanoe (4-1-0) 8.1184, 8. St. Marys Memorial (3-2-0) 7.85, 9. Cin. Mount Healthy (4-1-0) 6.7, 10. Cin. Hughes (3-0-0) 6.0886, 11. Franklin (3-2-0) 5.7737, 12. Cin. Northwest (3-2-0) 4.7152, 13. Elida (3-2-0) 4.1, 14. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (2-3-0) 3.7347, 15. Kettering Archbishop Alter (2-3-0) 3.7162, 16. Day. Chaminade Julienne (1-2-0) 3.519, 17. Day. Dunbar (1-2-0) 2.1667, 18. Day. Carroll (1-4-0) 2.0596, 19. Day. David H Ponitz (2-3-0) 1.9, 20. New Richmond (1-3-0) 1.8056

Division IV

Region 13 – 1. Beloit West Branch (5-0-0) 9.5878, 2. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (3-0-0) 9.5506, 3. Youngstown Ursuline (4-1-0) 9.398, 4. Perry (4-1-0) 8.9, 5. Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (3-1-0) 7.9761, 6. Salem (4-1-0) 7.8879, 7. Navarre Fairless (5-0-0) 7.6303, 8. Girard (4-1-0) 7.0102, 9. Gates Mills Hawken (3-2-0) 5.2041, 10. Chagrin Falls (3-2-0) 4.7697, 11. Lisbon Beaver (3-2-0) 4.4979, 12. Cuy. Falls Cuy. Valley Christian Acad. (3-2-0) 4.2105, 13. Canton South (3-2-0) 4.2101, 14. Canal Fulton Northwest (2-3-0) 3.45, 15. Poland Seminary (2-3-0) 3.35, 16. Cle. Glenville  (2-3-0) 3.2856, 17. East Cle. Shaw (2-3-0) 2.6122, 18. Ashtabula Edgewood (2-3-0) 2.5061, 19. Mentor Lake Cath. (1-4-0) 2.3856, 20. Cle. John Adams (2-3-0) 2.2

Region 14 – 1. Bellevue (4-1-0) 8.9, 2. Van Wert (4-1-0) 8.7, 3. Port Clinton (4-1-0) 8.2899, 4. Wooster Triway (3-0-0) 8.1042, 5. Clyde (4-1-0) 8.1, 6. Sandusky Perkins (4-1-0) 7.95, 7. Rocky River Lutheran West (4-1-0) 7.3869, 8. Tol. Scott (4-1-0) 7.3313, 9. Bellville Clear Fork (3-2-0) 6.9, 10. Shelby (4-1-0) 6.7531, 11. Galion (3-2-0) 5.55, 12. LaGrange Keystone (3-1-0) 4.9583, 13. Bryan (3-2-0) 4.3, 13. Rossford (3-2-0) 4.3, 15. Oberlin Firelands (3-2-0) 4.2, 16. Huron (2-3-0) 3.45, 17. Milan Edison (2-3-0) 3.4, 18. Wauseon (3-2-0) 3.1, 19. Sheffield Brookside (2-2-0) 2.875, 20. Upper Sandusky (2-3-0) 2.6

Region 15 – 1. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (5-0-0) 10.6061, 2. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (3-0-0) 8.9375, 3. St. Clairsville (4-1-0) 7.5063, 4. Carrollton (4-1-0) 7.2313, 5. Byesville Meadowbrook (4-1-0) 7.1333, 6. Cols. Linden McKinley (4-1-0) 6.6727, 7. Belmont Union Local (4-0-0) 6.5682, 8. Duncan Falls Philo (4-1-0) 6.2758, 9. New Concord John Glenn (2-2-0) 5.9444, 10. Circleville Logan Elm (3-2-0) 5.4289, 11. Sparta Highland (3-2-0) 5.1253, 12. Heath (3-2-0) 5.1222, 13. Gallipolis Gallia Acad. (2-1-0) 5, 14. Newark Licking Valley (2-2-0) 4.9306, 15. Cambridge (3-2-0) 4.6327, 16. McArthur Vinton County (3-1-0) 4.5801, 17. Zanesville Maysville (2-3-0) 4.0727, 18. Cols. East (3-2-0) 3.9122, 19. Warsaw River View (2-3-0) 3.1776, 20. Vincent Warren (2-3-0) 2.8402

Region 16 – 1. Eaton (5-0-0) 11.4616, 2. Cin. Wyoming (5-0-0) 9.2857, 3. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (5-0-0) 9.0306, 4. Waverly (4-0-0) 8.9761, 5. St. Paris Graham Local (3-1-0) 8.1573, 6. Greenfield McClain (4-0-0) 7.7045, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (3-1-0) 7.2837, 8. Bethel-Tate (3-1-0) 6.9545, 9. West Milton Milton-Union (4-1-0) 6.5, 10. Germantown Valley View (3-2-0) 5.3253, 11. Cleves Taylor (3-2-0) 5.049, 12. Hillsboro (3-2-0) 4.9707, 13. Washington C.H. Washington (2-2-0) 4.9167, 14. Day. Oakwood (2-3-0) 4.75, 15. Day. Northridge (3-2-0) 4.7, 16. Waynesville (4-1-0) 4.5101, 17. Cin. Shroder (2-1-0) 3.7588, 18. Springfield Kenton Ridge (3-2-0) 3.65, 19. Cin. Indian Hill (1-4-0) 2.8192, 20. Batavia (1-3-0) 2.0341

Division V

Region 17 – 1. Kirtland (4-0-0) 10.875, 2. Canfield South Range (5-0-0) 9.5475, 3. Garrettsville Garfield (5-0-0) 9.3525, 4. Bellaire (5-0-0) 8.899, 5. Sugarcreek Garaway (5-0-0) 8.7475, 6. Ravenna Southeast (5-0-0) 7.4263, 7. Magnolia Sandy Valley (4-1-0) 6.1283, 8. Columbiana Crestview (3-2-0) 4.9253, 9. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East (3-2-0) 4.85, 10. Jefferson Area (3-2-0) 4.8367, 11. Akron Manchester (3-2-0) 4.5408, 12. Rootstown (3-2-0) 4.1265, 13. Richmond Edison (3-2-0) 4.0697, 14. Conneaut (2-3-0) 3.3433, 15. Burton Berkshire (3-2-0) 2.8688, 16. Mantua Crestwood (1-3-0) 2.6806, 17. Cadiz Harrison Central (2-3-0) 2.6673, 18. Youngstown Liberty (2-3-0) 2.6, 19. Atwater Waterloo (2-3-0) 2.1071, 20. Rayland Buckeye Local (1-3-0) 1.8301

Region 18 – 1. Tontogany Otsego (5-0-0) 10.15, 2. Pemberville Eastwood (5-0-0) 7.9, 3. Ottawa-Glandorf (3-2-0) 7.7, 4. Lewistown Indian Lake (3-2-0) 7.1, 5. Richwood North Union (4-1-0) 6.8838, 6. Elyria Cath. (3-2-0) 6.5828, 7. Findlay Liberty-Benton (4-1-0) 6.3184, 8. Bloomdale Elmwood (4-1-0) 6.3, 9. Doylestown Chippewa (3-1-0) 5.4846, 10. Lima Bath (3-2-0) 5.2, 11. Genoa Area (2-3-0) 4.85, 12. Bucyrus Wynford (3-2-0) 4.05, 13. Kansas Lakota (3-2-0) 3.8, 14. Brooklyn (3-2-0) 3.7579, 15. Oak Harbor (3-2-0) 3.2, 16. Marion Pleasant (1-4-0) 2.9677, 17. Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan (2-3-0) 2.7606, 18. Apple Creek Waynedale (2-3-0) 2.5163, 19. Millbury Lake (2-3-0) 2.0082, 20. Fairview Park Fairview (1-4-0) 1.8122

Region 19 – 1. Piketon (5-0-0) 9.803, 2. West Lafayette Ridgewood (5-0-0) 9.0918, 3. Ironton (4-1-0) 7.7306, 4. Portsmouth (4-1-0) 7.0113, 5. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (2-1-0) 6.5208, 6. Minford (3-1-0) 5.8182, 7. Portsmouth West (3-2-0) 5.3788, 8. Amanda-Clearcreek (3-2-0) 5.25, 9. Chillicothe Zane Trace (3-2-0) 5.098, 10. Wheelersburg (2-3-0) 4.8551, 11. Zanesville West Muskingum (4-1-0) 4.6526, 12. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (2-3-0) 4.432, 13. Cols. Bishop Ready (2-3-0) 3.95, 14. New Lexington (2-3-0) 3.4141, 15. Wellston (2-3-0) 3.1131, 16. Pomeroy Meigs (2-2-0) 2.9971, 17. Baltimore Liberty Union (2-3-0) 2.7, 18. Albany Alexander (2-3-0) 2.1082, 19. McConnelsville Morgan (1-3-0) 2.0927, 20. Coshocton (1-3-0) 1.6868

Region 20 – 1. Cin. Mariemont (4-1-0) 8.4, 2. Camden Preble Shawnee (5-0-0) 7.05, 3. Brookville (4-1-0) 6.95, 4. Cin. Madeira (4-1-0) 6.3768, 5. Reading (4-1-0) 6.1778, 6. Versailles (4-1-0) 5.6, 7. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (3-2-0) 5.3289, 8. Cin. Purcell Marian (3-2-0) 5.2289, 9. Springfield Shawnee (3-2-0) 4.85, 9. Carlisle (3-2-0) 4.85, 11. Cin. Summit Country Day (2-2-0) 4.7654, 12. Cin. Taft (2-2-0) 4.5225, 13. Sabina East Clinton (3-2-0) 3.9796, 14. Williamsburg (3-2-0) 3.3333, 15. Day. Meadowdale (3-1-0) 3.2967, 16. Springfield Greenon (2-2-0) 3.0278, 17. Batavia Clermont Northeastern (2-2-0) 2.8523, 18. Cin. Finneytown (2-3-0) 1.7, 19. Blanchester (1-3-0) 1.375, 20. London Madison Plains (1-4-0) 1.304

Division VI

Region 21 – 1. Columbia Station Columbia (5-0-0) 9.4505, 2. Mogadore (4-1-0) 8.2929, 3. New Middletown Springfield (4-1-0) 7.4909, 4. Leavittsburg LaBrae (4-1-0) 6.4061, 5. Hanoverton United (3-1-0) 5.1105, 6. Brookfield (3-1-0) 5.0417, 7. Middlefield Cardinal (3-2-0) 4.7134, 8. Sullivan Black River (3-2-0) 4.5347, 9. Creston Norwayne (3-2-0) 4.25, 10. Andover Pymatuning Valley (3-1-0) 3.8989, 11. East Canton (2-2-0) 3.8539, 12. Berlin Center Western Reserve (2-3-0) 2.6714, 13. Newton Falls (2-3-0) 2.65, 14. Rittman (2-2-0) 2.6477, 15. Jeromesville Hillsdale (2-3-0) 2.5091, 16. Mineral Ridge (2-3-0) 2.4081, 17. Wellington (2-3-0) 2.2653, 18. Oberlin (1-4-0) 2.2131, 19. Wickliffe (1-3-0) 2, 20. Canton Central Cath. (1-4-0) 1.75

Region 22 – 1. Archbold (5-0-0) 10.45, 2. Ashland Crestview (5-0-0) 8.15, 3. Columbus Grove (5-0-0) 7.9, 4. Carey (4-1-0) 7.2204, 5. Defiance Tinora (4-1-0) 7.2, 6. Gibsonburg (5-0-0) 6.9122, 7. Collins Western Reserve (4-1-0) 6.3, 8. Liberty Center (3-2-0) 5.75, 9. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (4-1-0) 5.6232, 10. Bluffton (4-1-0) 5.0727, 11. Oregon Cardinal Stritch (3-1-0) 4.9239, 12. Attica Seneca East (4-1-0) 4.35, 13. Delta (3-2-0) 4.2367, 14. Tol. Ottawa Hills (4-1-0) 3.95, 15. Van Buren (2-3-0) 2.55, 16. Metamora Evergreen (2-3-0) 1.8608, 17. Mt. Blanchard Riverdale (2-3-0) 1.4, 18. Northwood (1-2-0) 1.3333, 19. Sherwood Fairview (1-4-0) 0.8, 19. Haviland Wayne Trace (1-4-0) 0.8

Region 23 – 1. Beverly Fort Frye (4-0-0) 8.9205, 2. Cols. Africentric (4-1-0) 8.4899, 3. West Jefferson (5-0-0) 7.8879, 4. Galion Northmor (5-0-0) 7.8327, 5. Proctorville Fairland (3-1-0) 5.6932, 6. Worthington Christian (4-0-0) 5.6475, 7. Barnesville (3-1-0) 5.3596, 8. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (4-0-0) 4.2967, 9. Grandview Hts. (2-2-0) 4.2386, 10. KIPP Columbus (3-2-0) 4.2, 11. Fredericktown (3-2-0) 4.05, 12. Lucasville Valley (3-2-0) 3.7626, 13. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (3-1-0) 3.6483, 14. Centerburg (2-2-0) 3.4171, 15. Johnstown Northridge (2-3-0) 3.1979, 16. Lore City Buckeye Trail (2-3-0) 2.7938, 17. Nelsonville-York (2-3-0) 2.6247, 18. Mount Gilead (2-3-0) 2.5606, 19. Ironton Rock Hill (1-2-0) 2.0696, 20. Marion Elgin (1-4-0) 1.4071

Region 24 – 1. Coldwater (5-0-0) 7.5, 2. Mechanicsburg (5-0-0) 7.3313, 3. Arcanum (5-0-0) 6.0959, 4. Harrod Allen East (3-2-0) 5.9, 5. Anna (3-2-0) 4.7, 6. Springfield Northeastern (4-1-0) 4.3626, 7. Cin. Gamble Montessori (3-1-0) 4.125, 8. Bainbridge Paint Valley (3-2-0) 3.9918, 9. Milford Center Fairbanks (3-2-0) 3.7131, 10. Delphos Jefferson (2-3-0) 2.5111, 11. Cin. Country Day (3-2-0) 2.4, 12. Fort Recovery (2-3-0) 2.2, 13. North Lewisburg Triad (2-3-0) 2.1071, 14. New Paris National Trail (2-3-0) 1.85, 15. Cin. Deer Park (1-4-0) 1.7639, 16. Casstown Miami East (2-3-0) 1.7, 17. Chillicothe Huntington (1-3-0) 1.5694, 18. Covington (1-4-0) 0.9, 18. Jamestown Greeneview (1-4-0) 0.9, 20. Frankfort Adena (1-4-0) 0.8

Division VII

Region 25 – 1. Lucas (5-0-0) 9.45, 2. Independence (4-1-0) 7.5776, 3. Norwalk St. Paul (5-0-0) 7.4598, 4. Cuyahoga Hts. (3-1-0) 5.5, 5. Lowellville (4-1-0) 4.9388, 6. Windham (4-0-0) 4.9045, 7. Dalton (3-2-0) 4.6707, 8. Warren John F. Kennedy (3-1-0) 4.5983, 9. Plymouth (3-2-0) 4.05, 10. Youngstown Valley Christian (3-1-0) 4.0421, 11. Malvern (3-2-0) 3.8646, 12. Salineville Southern (3-2-0) 3.8141, 13. Vienna Mathews (2-2-0) 3.1868, 14. Wellsville (2-1-0) 3.1042, 15. Monroeville (2-3-0) 2.7, 16. McDonald (2-3-0) 2.6856, 17. Toronto (2-3-0) 2.3122, 18. Steubenville Cath. Central (2-3-0) 2.1646, 19. Greenwich South Central (2-2-0) 2.125, 20. Ashland Mapleton (1-3-0) 2.0227

Region 26 – 1. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (5-0-0) 7.4, 2. Edon (4-1-0) 6.2838, 3. Lima Central Cath. (4-1-0) 5.5, 4. McComb (4-1-0) 5.35, 5. Defiance Ayersville (3-1-0) 5.1111, 6. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (4-1-0) 4.4646, 7. Hamler Patrick Henry (4-1-0) 4.45, 8. Convoy Crestview (4-1-0) 4.3, 9. Dola Hardin Northern (3-2-0) 3.9677, 10. Waynesfield-Goshen (4-1-0) 3.95, 11. Leipsic (3-2-0) 3.75, 12. Arlington (4-1-0) 3.25, 13. Spencerville (2-3-0) 3, 14. Antwerp (3-2-0) 2.7082, 15. Lima Perry (2-3-0) 2.5, 16. Edgerton (3-2-0) 2.3, 17. Tiffin Calvert (2-3-0) 2.1653, 18. Pandora-Gilboa (2-3-0) 2.1071, 19. Ada (1-4-0) 1.8, 20. Sycamore Mohawk (1-4-0) 1.4

Region 27 – 1. Newark Cath. (5-0-0) 9, 2. Sugar Grove Berne Union (5-0-0) 7.4776, 3. Shadyside (5-0-0) 7.3813, 4. Glouster Trimble (3-1-0) 5.657, 5. Howard East Knox (4-1-0) 5.649, 6. New Matamoras Frontier (4-1-0) 4.4129, 7. Waterford (2-2-0) 3.9942, 8. Hannibal River (2-3-0) 3.6367, 9. Racine Southern (3-1-0) 3.3401, 10. Caldwell (3-2-0) 3.1714, 11. Danville (2-3-0) 2.85, 12. Corning Miller (2-1-0) 2.7939, 13. Bowerston Conotton Valley (2-2-0) 2.2639, 14. Morral Ridgedale (2-2-0) 2.1433, 15. Lancaster Fisher Cath. (2-3-0) 1.7646, 16. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad. (2-3-0) 1.7608, 17. New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Cath. (1-4-0) 1.4071, 18. Cardington-Lincoln (1-3-0) 1.3889, 19. Reedsville Eastern (1-3-0) 1.2727, 20. Beallsville (1-3-0) 0.875, 20. Woodsfield Monroe Central (1-3-0) 0.875

Region 28 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (5-0-0) 10.2606, 2. Portsmouth Notre Dame (5-0-0) 7.0323, 3. New Bremen (4-1-0) 6.2788, 4. New Madison Tri-Village (4-1-0) 5.05, 5. Springfield Cath. Central (4-1-0) 4.9041, 6. Fayetteville-Perry (4-1-0) 4.8072, 7. DeGraff Riverside (3-2-0) 4.7, 8. Cin. College Preparatory (3-2-0) 4.1542, 9. Portsmouth Sciotoville (3-0-0) 4.1212, 10. Lewisburg Tri-County North (3-2-0) 3.4, 11. St. Henry (3-2-0) 2.8592, 12. Troy Christian (3-2-0) 2.7592, 13. Beaver Eastern (1-3-0) 2.0801, 14. Fort Loramie (2-3-0) 2.0545, 15. Ansonia (2-3-0) 1.85, 16. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (2-3-0) 1.5, 17. Lockland (1-3-0) 1.282, 18. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (1-3-0) 1.2727, 19. Franklin Furnace Green (1-3-0) 0.875, 19. Hamilton New Miami (1-3-0) 0.875, 19. Mt. Victory Ridgemont (1-3-0) 0.875

Week #1 For OHSAA Football Computer Rankings

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Top 16 teams advance to post-season at the end of regular season. Teams listed in bold font are those in top 16 in Litter Media coverage area.

Division I

Region 1 – 1. Medina (4-0) 10.275, 2. Lakewood St. Edward (4-0) 9.2848, 3. Massillon Jackson (4-0) 9.225, 4. Cleveland Heights (4-0) 8.25, 5. Stow-Munroe Falls (3-1) 7.575, 6. Elyria (3-1) 7.1, 7. Strongsville (3-1) 5.875, 8. Mentor (2-2) 5.8258, 9. Berea-Midpark (2-2) 5.3, 10. Canton McKinley (2-2) 4.8927, 11. Brunswick (2-2) 4.8367, 12. Cle. St. Ignatius (2-2) 4.5765, 13. Canton GlenOak (1-2) 2.1667, 14. Solon (1-3) 1.625, 15. Euclid (0-4) 0, 15. Lorain (0-4) 0, 15. Shaker Hts. (0-4) 0

Region 2 – 1. Marysville (3-0) 10.6667, 2. Springfield (3-0) 10.4906, 3. Centerville (3-1) 8.7015, 4. Kettering Fairmont (4-0) 8.018, 5. Dublin Jerome (3-1) 7.925, 6. Tol. Whitmer (3-1) 5.7866, 7. Powell Olentangy Liberty (2-2) 5.05, 8. Miamisburg (3-1) 5.0102, 9. Clayton Northmont (2-1) 4.4053, 10. Springboro (2-1) 4.3333, 11. Perrysburg (2-2) 4.1616, 12. Delaware Hayes (2-2) 4.125, 13. Findlay (2-2) 4.025, 14. Huber Hts. Wayne (2-2) 3.6701, 15. Dublin Coffman (1-3) 3.575, 16. Beavercreek (0-4) 0, 16. Middletown (0-4) 0, 16. Tol. Start (0-4) 0

Region 3 – 1. Hilliard Darby (4-0) 10.7184, 2. Upper Arlington (4-0) 9.5709, 3. New Albany (4-0) 9.25, 4. Pickerington Central (3-1) 8.6276, 5. Gahanna Lincoln (2-1) 7.8889, 6. Pickerington North (3-1) 7.301, 7. Hilliard Davidson (3-1) 6.4432, 8. Groveport-Madison (2-2) 4.9937, 9. Hilliard Bradley (2-2) 4.9107, 10. Thomas Worthington (2-1) 4.8333, 11. Galloway Westland (2-2) 4.4137, 12. Grove City Central Crossing (3-1) 4.375, 13. Westerville North (2-2) 4.1136, 14. Westerville Central (1-2) 3.3889, 15. Lancaster (1-3) 2.1566, 16. Grove City (0-3) 0, 16. Newark (0-4) 0, 16. Lewis Center Olentangy Orange (0-4) 0, 16. Reynoldsburg (0-3) 0

Region 4 – 1. Cin. Archbishop Moeller (4-0) 11.4331, 2. Cin. St. Xavier (4-0) 10.85, 3. Milford (3-1) 8.2614, 4. Liberty Twp. Lakota East (3-1) 7.426, 5. West Chester Lakota West (3-1) 7.375, 6. Cin. Princeton (3-1) 7.025, 7. Cin. Colerain (2-2) 5.8258, 8. Mason (2-2) 4.5631, 9. Cin. Sycamore (2-2) 4.4381, 10. Hamilton (1-1) 4.0625, 11. Cin. Walnut Hills (2-2) 4.0485, 12. Cin. Elder (1-2) 3.3333, 13. Cin. Western Hills (1-1) 2.25, 14. Fairfield (1-2) 2.1667, 15. Cincinnati West Clermont (1-3) 1.625, 16. Lebanon (0-3) 0, 16. Cin. Oak Hills (0-4) 0

Division II

Region 5 – 1. Cle. Benedictine (4-0) 10.4, 2. Willoughby South (4-0) 8.6023, 3. Hudson (4-0) 8, 4. Macedonia Nordonia (3-1) 7.025, 5. Lyndhurst Brush (3-1) 6.675, 6. Austintown-Fitch (2-1) 6.5556, 7. Akron Archbishop Hoban (2-1) 5.7083, 8. Boardman (3-1) 5.475, 9. Maple Hts. (2-1) 4.1111, 10. Eastlake North (2-2) 4.025, 11. Bedford (2-2) 3.5, 12. Ashtabula Lakeside (2-2) 3.4811, 13. Painesville Riverside (2-2) 3.425, 14. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (2-2) 3.3342, 15. Akron Kenmore-Garfield (2-2) 3.2841, 16. Garfield Hts. (1-3) 2.525, 17. Twinsburg (1-3) 1.975, 18. Hunting Valley University School (1-2) 1.9494, 19. Akron Ellet (1-3) 1.875, 19. Warren G. Harding (1-3) 1.875, 21. Cuyahoga Falls (1-3) 1.5, 21. Kent Roosevelt (1-3) 1.5

Region 6 – 1. Medina Highland (4-0) 12.025, 2. Avon Lake (4-0) 10.75, 3. Fremont Ross (4-0) 9.425, 4. Lakewood (4-0) 8.3131, 5. North Royalton (3-1) 7.95, 6. North Olmsted (3-1) 7.725, 7. Tol. St. John’s (2-1) 6.8071, 8. Cle. Rhodes (3-1) 6.5, 9. North Ridgeville (3-1) 6.2677, 10. Barberton (3-1) 6.05, 11. Parma Hts. Valley Forge (2-1) 5.0556, 12. Olmsted Falls (3-1) 5, 13. Avon (2-2) 4.575, 14. Tol. St. Francis de Sales (2-2) 4.475, 15. Tol. Central Cath. (2-2) 4.4, 16. Westlake (2-2) 4.175, 17. Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (2-2) 4.0366, 18. Oregon Clay (2-2) 3.975, 19. Parma (2-2) 2.9811, 20. Sylvania Northview (2-2) 2.75

Region 7 – 1. Sunbury Big Walnut (4-0) 8.7538, 2. Canal Winchester (3-1) 8.35, 3. Green (3-1) 7.35, 4. Uniontown Lake (3-0) 7.1255, 5. Delaware Olentangy Berlin (3-1) 6.35, 6. Westerville South (2-1) 6.1111, 7. Massillon Washington (3-1) 5.9745, 8. Whitehall-Yearling (2-1) 4.1742, 9. Marion Harding (2-2) 3.775, 10. Dublin Scioto (2-2) 3.5842, 11. North Canton Hoover (2-2) 3.35, 12. Cols. Independence (2-2) 3, 13. Pataskala Licking Hts. (2-2) 2.7311, 14. Cols. St. Charles (1-3) 2.625, 15. Wooster (2-2) 2.5, 16. Mount Vernon (1-3) 1.625, 16. Lewis Center Olentangy (1-3) 1.625, 18. Worthington Kilbourne (1-3) 1.5, 19. Massillon Perry (1-3) 1.375, 20. Pataskala Watkins Memorial (1-3) 1.125

Region 8 – 1. Kings Mills Kings (4-0) 9.8, 2. Cin. LaSalle (3-0) 9.1423, 3. Piqua (3-0) 8.1512, 4. Cin. Withrow (4-0) 7.3827, 5. Ashville Teays Valley (4-0) 6.6224, 6. Cin. Turpin (3-1) 6.05, 7. Lima Senior (2-1) 5.4205, 8. Cin. Anderson (2-2) 5.0227, 9. Riverside Stebbins (3-1) 4.7372, 10. Xenia (2-1) 4.1667, 11. Troy (1-2) 3.875, 12. New Carlisle Tecumseh (2-2) 3.4362, 13. Sidney (2-2) 3.3561, 14. Cols. Briggs (1-1) 3, 14. Cin. Winton Woods (2-2) 3, 16. Trenton Edgewood (1-2) 2.9444, 17. Morrow Little Miami (2-2) 2.875, 18. Loveland (1-3) 2.275, 19. Harrison (1-2) 1.8333, 20. Day. Belmont (0-2) 0, 20. Fairborn (0-3) 0, 20. Cols. Franklin Hts. (0-2) 0, 20. Oxford Talawanda (0-3) 0, 20. Cols. West (0-4) 0, 20. West Carrollton (0-3) 0

Division III

Region 9 – 1. Chagrin Falls Kenston (4-0) 10.225, 2. Steubenville (4-0) 9.3286, 3. Chardon (4-0) 9.275, 4. Streetsboro (3-0) 8.2566, 5. Aurora (4-0) 8.225, 6. Dover (3-0) 7.7778, 7. Hubbard (4-0) 7.075, 8. Canfield (3-1) 6.2222, 9. Tallmadge (3-1) 5.9672, 10. Niles McKinley (3-1) 5, 11. Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (2-2) 4.95, 12. Akron St. Vincent-St Mary (2-2) 4.6, 13. Chesterland West Geauga (2-2) 4.4566, 14. New Philadelphia (2-2) 4.25, 15. Ravenna (2-2) 4.025, 16. Painesville Harvey (2-2) 3.1351, 17. Youngstown Chaney (2-2) 3.0795, 18. Warren Howland (1-3) 2.975, 19. Youngstown East (1-3) 1.8, 20. Akron Buchtel (1-3) 1.5, 20. Geneva (1-3) 1.5

Region 10 – 1. Millersburg West Holmes (4-0) 9.275, 2. Norton (4-0) 8.35, 3. Mansfield Senior (3-1) 7.225, 4. Medina Buckeye (3-1) 5.8447, 5. Bay Village Bay (2-1) 5.6311, 6. Caledonia River Valley (3-1) 5.5587, 7. Cle. Collinwood (1-0) 5.5, 8. Parma Padua Franciscan (3-1) 5.25, 9. Tiffin Columbian (2-2) 4.025, 10. Lexington (2-2) 3.8, 11. Rocky River (2-2) 3.6591, 12. Sylvania Southview (2-2) 3.3342, 13. Sandusky (2-2) 3.125, 14. Parma Hts. Holy Name (1-3) 2.9912, 15. Cle. Central Cath. (2-2) 2.875, 16. Lodi Cloverleaf (1-2) 2.3446, 17. Richfield Revere (1-3) 2.1061, 18. Norwalk (1-3) 1.75, 19. Copley (1-3) 1.5, 19. Tol. Rogers (1-2) 1.5

Region 11 – 1. Granville (4-0) 9.971, 2. Bellefontaine (4-0) 8.15, 3. Mount Orab Western Brown (3-1) 6.925, 4. Cols. Hamilton Township (2-0) 6.6538, 5. Cols. Bishop Hartley (2-2) 5.5543, 6. Dresden Tri-Valley (3-1) 5.425, 7. Washington C.H. Miami Trace (3-1) 5.3636, 8. Thornville Sheridan (3-1) 5.1964, 9. Delaware Buckeye Valley (2-2) 4.9432, 10. Cols. South (3-1) 4.8622, 11. Jackson (2-2) 4.5417, 12. Cols. Bishop Watterson (2-2) 4.0417, 13. Cols. Eastmoor Acad. (2-2) 3.2045, 14. Cols. St. Francis DeSales (1-3) 2.7121, 15. Marietta (2-2) 2.7092, 16. London (2-2) 2.5, 17. Zanesville (1-2) 2.1667, 18. Cols. Beechcroft (1-3) 2.1122, 19. Chillicothe (1-2) 2, 20. The Plains Athens (1-3) 1.9836

Region 12 – 1. Hamilton Badin (4-0) 10.95, 2. Hamilton Ross (3-0) 8.6667, 3. Lima Shawnee (4-0) 8.55, 4. Monroe (3-1) 6.8061, 5. Franklin (3-1) 6.0682, 6. Bellbrook (2-2) 5.775, 7. Tipp City Tippecanoe (3-1) 5.4974, 8. Cin. Mount Healthy (3-1) 4.9, 9. Wapakoneta (2-2) 4.7, 10. Cin. Northwest (3-1) 4.5556, 11. St. Marys Memorial (2-2) 4.25, 12. Middletown Bishop Fenwick (2-2) 4.2347, 13. Cin. Hughes (2-0) 4.193, 14. Elida (2-2) 2.925, 15. Day. Chaminade Julienne (1-2) 2.6742, 16. Day. Dunbar (1-2) 2.1667, 17. Day. Carroll (1-3) 1.825, 18. Greenville (1-3) 1.5, 19. Kettering Archbishop Alter (1-3) 1.25, 19. Celina (1-3) 1.25

Division IV

Region 13 – 1. Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (3-0) 9.0556, 2. Beloit West Branch (4-0) 7.4722, 3. Salem (4-0) 7.375, 4. Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (3-1) 7.075, 5. Youngstown Ursuline (3-1) 6.9311, 6. Girard (3-1) 6.7298, 7. Navarre Fairless (4-0) 6.475, 8. Perry (3-1) 6.3, 9. Cuy. Falls Cuy. Valley Christian Acad. (3-1) 4.9235, 10. Canton South (3-1) 4.55, 11. Chagrin Falls (2-2) 3.6136, 12. Poland Seminary (2-2) 3.3, 13. Gates Mills Hawken (2-2) 3.2121, 14. Lisbon Beaver (2-2) 3.0102, 15. Ashtabula Edgewood (2-2) 2.975, 16. Cle. John Adams (2-2) 2.75, 17. Mentor Lake Cath. (1-3) 2.6856, 18. Struthers (2-2) 2.5795, 19. Peninsula Woodridge (1-2) 2.5, 20. Canal Fulton Northwest (1-3) 1.925

Region 14 – 1. Van Wert (4-0) 8.325, 2. Tol. Scott (4-0) 7.2702, 3. Bellevue (3-1) 6.8, 4. Port Clinton (3-1) 6.4, 5. Galion (3-1) 6.275, 6. Rocky River Lutheran West (3-1) 6.2033, 7. Wooster Triway (2-0) 6.0625, 8. Sandusky Perkins (3-1) 5.6, 9. Shelby (3-1) 5.5306, 10. Clyde (3-1) 4.8, 11. Bellville Clear Fork (2-2) 4.325, 12. Huron (2-2) 3.95, 13. Sheffield Brookside (2-1) 3.618, 14. Oberlin Firelands (2-2) 3.4, 15. LaGrange Keystone (2-1) 3.3333, 16. Rossford (2-2) 3.25, 17. Upper Sandusky (2-2) 2.975, 18. Bryan (2-2) 2.775, 19. Wauseon (2-2) 2.65, 20. Milan Edison (1-3) 2.15

Region 15 – 1. Carroll Bloom-Carroll (4-0) 8.325, 2. Gnadenhutten Indian Valley (2-0) 7.0625, 3. Heath (3-1) 5.825, 4. Duncan Falls Philo (3-1) 5.725, 5. Cols. Linden McKinley (3-1) 5.65, 6. Belmont Union Local (3-0) 5.5556, 7. Byesville Meadowbrook (3-1) 5.4697, 8. Carrollton (3-1) 5.2412, 9. New Concord John Glenn (2-2) 5.15, 10. St. Clairsville (3-1) 4.9948, 11. Cambridge (3-1) 4.8, 12. Cols. East (3-1) 4.725, 13. Gallipolis Gallia Acad. (2-1) 4.2992, 14. McArthur Vinton County (2-1) 3.4494, 15. Sparta Highland (2-2) 3.4, 16. Circleville Logan Elm (2-2) 3.2294, 17. Vincent Warren (2-2) 3.2015, 18. Warsaw River View (2-2) 3.1684, 19. Newark Licking Valley (1-2) 2.9444, 20. Bexley (2-2) 2.75

Region 16 – 1. Eaton (4-0) 8.1528, 2. St. Paris Graham Local (3-0) 8.03, 3. Waverly (3-0) 7.2472, 4. Cin. Wyoming (4-0) 7.1957, 5. Cin. Archbishop McNicholas (4-0) 6.7917, 6. Greenfield McClain (3-0) 6.5, 7. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (2-1) 5.4444, 8. Bethel-Tate (2-1) 4.9444, 9. Waynesville (4-0) 4.8295, 10. Cin. Shroder (2-0) 4.75, 11. Day. Oakwood (2-2) 4.55, 12. West Milton Milton-Union (3-1) 4.425, 13. Germantown Valley View (2-2) 4.3952, 14. Washington C.H. Washington (2-2) 4.25, 15. Cleves Taylor (2-2) 3.6276, 16. Hillsboro (2-2) 3.4, 17. Springfield Kenton Ridge (2-2) 3.1, 18. Day. Northridge (2-2) 2.85, 19. Batavia (1-2) 2.3989, 20. Norwood (1-3) 1.7045

Division V

Region 17 – 1. Kirtland (3-0) 9.0556, 2. Canfield South Range (4-0) 7.9823, 3. Garrettsville Garfield (4-0) 7.525, 4. Sugarcreek Garaway (4-0) 7.175, 5. Bellaire (4-0) 7.1338, 6. Ravenna Southeast (4-0) 6.0871, 7. Jefferson Area (3-1) 5.55, 8. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East (3-1) 5.525, 9. Magnolia Sandy Valley (3-1) 5.3207, 10. Rootstown (3-1) 4.8131, 11. Richmond Edison (3-1) 4.5947, 12. Conneaut (2-2) 3.8036, 13. Akron Manchester (2-2) 3.7577, 14. Burton Berkshire (3-1) 3.4592, 15. Cadiz Harrison Central (2-2) 3.1086, 16. Columbiana Crestview (2-2) 3.0871, 17. Youngstown Liberty (2-2) 2.6, 18. Mantua Crestwood (1-3) 2.525, 19. Atwater Waterloo (2-2) 2.4571, 20. Rayland Buckeye Local (1-2) 2.1217

Region 18 – 1. Tontogany Otsego (4-0) 7.25, 2. Richwood North Union (4-0) 6.6982, 3. Bloomdale Elmwood (4-0) 6.4, 4. Elyria Cath. (3-1) 6.275, 5. Pemberville Eastwood (4-0) 5.975, 6. Findlay Liberty-Benton (3-1) 5.0459, 7. Lima Bath (3-1) 4.85, 8. Ottawa-Glandorf (2-2) 4.7, 9. Genoa Area (2-2) 4.275, 10. Doylestown Chippewa (2-1) 4.1816, 11. Lewistown Indian Lake (2-2) 3.825, 12. Brooklyn (2-2) 3.2361, 13. Bucyrus Wynford (2-2) 3.075, 14. Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan (2-2) 2.8321, 15. Marion Pleasant (1-3) 2.7626, 16. Kansas Lakota (2-2) 2.625, 17. Oak Harbor (2-2) 2.5, 18. Apple Creek Waynedale (2-2) 2.125, 19. Fairview Park Fairview (1-3) 2.1, 20. Millbury Lake (1-3) 1.4082

Region 19 – 1. Piketon (4-0) 7.5063, 2. West Lafayette Ridgewood (4-0) 7.375, 3. Portsmouth (4-0) 6.9311, 4. Ironton (3-1) 6.6313, 5. Amanda-Clearcreek (3-1) 5.55, 6. Zanesville West Muskingum (4-0) 5.5417, 7. Canal Winchester Harvest Prep. (2-1) 5, 8. Wheelersburg (2-2) 4.2577, 9. Cols. Bishop Ready (2-2) 4, 10. Chillicothe Zane Trace (2-2) 3.7386, 11. Minford (2-1) 3.5114, 12. New Lexington (2-2) 3.45, 13. Portsmouth West (2-2) 2.9836, 14. Baltimore Liberty Union (2-2) 2.7, 15. Gahanna Cols. Acad. (1-3) 2.5816, 16. Albany Alexander (2-2) 2.5332, 17. McConnelsville Morgan (1-2) 2.5, 18. Pomeroy Meigs (1-2) 1.7828, 19. Bidwell River Valley (1-1) 1.75, 20. Coshocton (1-3) 1.6301

Region 20 – 1. Cin. Mariemont (4-0) 8.55, 2. Reading (4-0) 6.5732, 3. Camden Preble Shawnee (4-0) 5.65, 4. Brookville (3-1) 5.4, 5. Cin. Madeira (3-1) 5.3, 6. St. Bernard Roger Bacon (3-1) 5.1097, 7. Cin. Purcell Marian (3-1) 4.9167, 8. Versailles (3-1) 4.55, 9. Carlisle (3-1) 4.425, 10. Day. Meadowdale (3-0) 4.2403, 11. Sabina East Clinton (3-1) 4.1351, 12. Springfield Shawnee (2-2) 3.8, 13. Batavia Clermont Northeastern (2-1) 3.5189, 14. Cin. Taft (2-2) 3.3586, 15. Williamsburg (2-2) 2.7092, 16. Cin. Summit Country Day (1-2) 2.6667, 17. Cin. Finneytown (2-2) 2.125, 18. Springfield Greenon (1-2) 1.6667, 19. London Madison Plains (1-3) 1.125, 20. Tipp City Bethel (0-4) 0, 20. Blanchester (0-3) 0, 20. Cin. Hills Christian Acad. (0-4) 0, 20. Cin. Clark Montessori (0-3) 0, 20. Middletown Madison (0-4) 0, 20. Cin. North College Hill (0-2) 0, 20. West Liberty-Salem (0-3) 0

Division VI

Region 21 – 1. Mogadore (3-1) 7.1818, 2. Columbia Station Columbia (4-0) 6.95, 3. New Middletown Springfield (3-1) 5.7753, 4. Leavittsburg LaBrae (3-1) 5.0077, 5. Hanoverton United (2-1) 4.0094, 6. East Canton (2-1) 3.7341, 7. Andover Pymatuning Valley (2-1) 3.7222, 8. Brookfield (2-1) 3.3333, 9. Sullivan Black River (2-2) 3.1086, 10. Newton Falls (2-2) 3.05, 10. Creston Norwayne (2-2) 3.05, 12. Jeromesville Hillsdale (2-2) 2.9, 13. Mineral Ridge (2-2) 2.8081, 14. Middlefield Cardinal (2-2) 2.7423, 15. Wellington (2-2) 2.6326, 16. Rittman (2-2) 2.6071, 17. Canton Central Cath. (1-3) 2.05, 18. Oberlin (1-3) 1.9836, 19. Smithville (1-3) 1.525, 20. Wickliffe (1-3) 1.375

Region 22 – 1. Archbold (4-0) 8.025, 2. Ashland Crestview (4-0) 6.775, 3. Carey (3-1) 6.4031, 4. Columbus Grove (4-0) 6.4, 5. Gibsonburg (4-0) 5.7, 6. Liberty Center (3-1) 5.6, 7. Defiance Tinora (3-1) 5.4, 8. Delta (3-1) 4.8182, 9. Collins Western Reserve (3-1) 4.5, 10. North Robinson Colonel Crawford (3-1) 4.425, 11. Bluffton (3-1) 4.1402, 12. Tol. Ottawa Hills (3-1) 3.875, 13. Oregon Cardinal Stritch (3-1) 3.8621, 14. Attica Seneca East (3-1) 3.825, 15. Metamora Evergreen (2-2) 2.2321, 16. Northwood (1-1) 2, 17. Mt. Blanchard Riverdale (2-2) 1.75, 18. Sherwood Fairview (1-3) 1, 18. Haviland Wayne Trace (1-3) 1, 20. Bucyrus (1-3) 0.875, 20. Van Buren (1-3) 0.875

Region 23 – 1. Cols. Africentric (3-1) 7.475, 2. Beverly Fort Frye (3-0) 6.8071, 3. Galion Northmor (4-0) 6.2247, 4. West Jefferson (4-0) 5.6641, 5. KIPP Columbus (3-1) 4.975, 6. Worthington Christian (3-0) 4.9026, 7. Proctorville Fairland (2-1) 4.4444, 8. Willow Wood Symmes Valley (4-0) 4.2434, 9. Barnesville (2-1) 4.1816, 10. Centerburg (2-1) 4.1111, 11. Johnstown Northridge (2-2) 3.5657, 12. Grandview Hts. (2-2) 3.4872, 13. Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant (2-1) 3.178, 14. Fredericktown (2-2) 2.925, 14. Mount Gilead (2-2) 2.925, 16. Lucasville Valley (2-2) 2.8586, 17. Lore City Buckeye Trail (2-2) 2.8321, 18. Ironton Rock Hill (1-1) 2.8125, 19. Nelsonville-York (1-3) 1.4858, 20. Sarahsville Shenandoah (1-2) 1.3333

Region 24 – 1. Coldwater (4-0) 6.95, 2. Mechanicsburg (4-0) 5.9672, 3. Harrod Allen East (3-1) 5.325, 4. Anna (3-1) 4.775, 5. Arcanum (4-0) 4.6403, 6. Springfield Northeastern (3-1) 3.9, 7. Cin. Gamble Montessori (2-1) 3.0644, 8. Cin. Country Day (3-1) 3, 9. Milford Center Fairbanks (2-2) 2.725, 10. Fort Recovery (2-2) 2.65, 11. Delphos Jefferson (2-2) 2.5076, 12. North Lewisburg Triad (2-2) 2.45, 13. Bainbridge Paint Valley (2-2) 2.25, 14. Cin. Deer Park (1-3) 2.0842, 15. Chillicothe Huntington (1-2) 1.9444, 16. Casstown Miami East (1-3) 1.25, 17. Jamestown Greeneview (1-3) 1.125, 18. Frankfort Adena (1-3) 1, 19. New Lebanon Dixie (1-3) 0.875, 19. New Paris National Trail (1-3) 0.875

Division VII

Region 25 – 1. Lucas (4-0) 6.575, 2. Norwalk St. Paul (4-0) 6.375, 3. Independence (3-1) 5.1837, 4. Cuyahoga Hts. (2-1) 4.8636, 5. Malvern (3-1) 4.4646, 6. Plymouth (3-1) 4.25, 7. Lowellville (3-1) 4.0485, 8. Warren John F. Kennedy (3-1) 4.0076, 9. Leetonia (1-0) 4, 10. Windham (3-0) 3.8933, 11. Vienna Mathews (2-1) 3.7378, 12. Youngstown Valley Christian (2-1) 3.3889, 13. Dalton (2-2) 3.3371, 14. Monroeville (2-2) 3.075, 15. Salineville Southern (2-2) 3.0606, 16. Toronto (2-2) 2.7372, 17. Steubenville Cath. Central (2-2) 2.6108, 18. Wellsville (1-1) 2.4375, 19. Ashland Mapleton (1-2) 2.3446, 20. New Washington Buckeye Central (2-2) 2.1071

Region 26 – 1. Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (4-0) 6.725, 2. Lima Central Cath. (3-1) 5.2, 3. Defiance Ayersville (2-1) 4.7778, 4. Edon (3-1) 4.25, 5. Dola Hardin Northern (3-1) 4.15, 6. McGuffey Upper Scioto Valley (3-1) 3.925, 7. McComb (3-1) 3.75, 8. Hamler Patrick Henry (3-1) 3.525, 9. Convoy Crestview (3-1) 3.4, 10. Arlington (3-1) 3.1, 11. Spencerville (2-2) 3.05, 12. Waynesfield-Goshen (3-1) 2.975, 13. Leipsic (2-2) 2.625, 14. Pandora-Gilboa (2-2) 2.1035, 15. Ada (1-3) 1.975, 16. Antwerp (2-2) 1.875, 16. Edgerton (2-2) 1.875, 18. Tiffin Calvert (1-3) 1.625, 19. Sycamore Mohawk (1-3) 1.225, 20. North Baltimore (1-2) 1.1667

Region 27 – 1. Newark Cath. (4-0) 6.875, 2. Shadyside (4-0) 5.8995, 3. Sugar Grove Berne Union (4-0) 5.8472, 4. Glouster Trimble (3-0) 5.5985, 5. Howard East Knox (3-1) 4.7917, 6. New Matamoras Frontier (3-1) 3.759, 7. Hannibal River (2-2) 3.5, 8. Waterford (2-2) 3.2917, 9. Bowerston Conotton Valley (2-1) 2.8889, 10. Danville (2-2) 2.85, 11. Racine Southern (2-1) 2.5, 12. Caldwell (2-2) 2.45, 13. Corning Miller (1-1) 2.1987, 14. Lancaster Fisher Cath. (2-2) 1.75, 14. Morral Ridgedale (2-2) 1.75, 16. New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Cath. (1-3) 1.5821, 17. Cardington-Lincoln (1-3) 1.35, 18. Lancaster Fairfield Christian Acad. (1-3) 1.2285, 19. Beallsville (1-2) 1.1667, 19. Reedsville Eastern (1-2) 1.1667

Region 28 – 1. Maria Stein Marion Local (4-0) 8.55, 2. Portsmouth Notre Dame (4-0) 6.0467, 3. Springfield Cath. Central (4-0) 4.9575, 4. DeGraff Riverside (3-1) 4.95, 5. New Bremen (3-1) 4.2601, 6. Portsmouth Sciotoville (3-0) 4.0644, 7. Fayetteville-Perry (3-1) 3.9235, 8. New Madison Tri-Village (3-1) 3.775, 9. Lewisburg Tri-County North (3-1) 3.575, 10. Cin. College Preparatory (2-2) 2.9124, 11. Troy Christian (3-1) 2.875, 12. Beaver Eastern (1-2) 2.4551, 13. Ansonia (2-2) 2.225, 14. Fort Loramie (2-2) 2, 14. St. Henry (2-2) 2, 16. Cin. Miami Valley Christian Acad. (2-2) 1.875, 17. Lockland (1-2) 1.5736, 18. S. Charleston Southeastern Local (1-2) 1.5644, 19. Hamilton New Miami (1-2) 1.1667, 19. Mt. Victory Ridgemont (1-2) 1.166

OHSAA State Soccer Final Headed To Lower.Com Field

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(Columbus) – The Ohio High School Athletic Association and Columbus Crew have announced an agreement to hold the OHSAA soccer state championship games at Lower.com Field for the next four years. 

The new world-class stadium sits on 12 acres in the Arena District of downtown Columbus and has a capacity for over 20,000 supporters. The venue includes a 220,000 square-foot canopy that covers all supporters during the match, providing shelter from weather conditions throughout the season.

“As a Club that is committed to championing soccer in our community and growing the game we love, we feel privileged to host a tournament that is a staple of Ohio high school sports here at Lower.com Field,” said Crew President & General Manager Tim Bezbatchenko. “Having participated in Ohio high school soccer, hosting the final of this tournament resonates with me on a personal level. Historic Crew Stadium served as the venue for OHSAA state soccer championships for two decades, and we are proud to continue that tradition at our new home, where student athletes can experience what it’s like to play in a professional, state-of-the-art, world-class venue.”

The OHSAA soccer state championships had been hosted at the Crew’s former home, Historic Crew Stadium, since it opened in 1999. The 2021 OHSAA soccer state championship games will be played November 12 and 13.

“We are very thankful for the partnership with the Crew SC and their commitment to high school soccer in Ohio,” said Doug Ute, OHSAA Executive Director. “We are so excited for the schools and communities to conclude their season and play for a state championship at this amazing new venue. We watched as it was being built and hoped that we would have a chance to play our state championship games there.”

At 225 feet wide by 360 feet long, the surface of the pitch at Lower.com Field sits 22 feet below the concourse level. The SubAir system used in the pitch allows it to recover faster from adverse weather conditions, as it can increase the temperature of the pitch root zone by up to 28 degrees, allowing for events played in cold conditions to occur with less buildup that normally might affect the flow of the game. Additionally, the SubAir system can drain water from the pitch in three minutes, while gravity systems usually used in stadiums can take up to 60 minutes.

The Nordecke, the stadium’s supporters’ section, has a 37-degree rake – the steepest in Major League Soccer – and has a capacity for 3,364 supporters, making it the second-largest supporters’ section in MLS.

OHSAA Pre-Season Cross Country Invitational

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Many area high school cross country teams will be participating in the 2021 OHSAA Cross Country Invitational Saturday, August 21st at Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park. 

Schedule of races:
Section A Girls Scored 5K Team Race Division 1 Schools 10am
Section B Boys Scored 5K Team Race Division 1 Schools 10:35am
Section C Girls Open 5K Race Division 1 & 2 Schools 11:10am
Section D Boys Open 5K Race Division 1 & 2 Schools 11:45am
Section E Girls Open 2.5 Mile Race All School Divisions 12:20pm
Section F Boys Open 2.5 Mile Race All School Divisions 12:40pm
Section G Girls Scored 5K Team & Division 3 Open Runners Division 2 and 3 Schools 1pm

Section H Boys Scored 5K Team & Division 3 Open Runners Division 2 and 3 Schools 1:35pm

Each school is limited to a maximum of 50 boys and 50 girls entrant participants throughout the entire day. Schools with less than 5 competitors may enter the team scored races (running as individual competitors) 

Division 1 Schools participating in Sections A & B races are limited to 10 participants per school 

Division 2 Schools participating in Sections G & H races are limited to 10 participants per school 

Division 3 Schools participating in Sections G & H races are not unlimited in number of participants 

Sections G & H will be separately team scored between Division 2 and Division 3 teams  

Sections C & D are limited to a maximum of 10 runners per school 
Sections E & F are limited to a maximum of 30 runners per school 

For Race Assignments, CLICK HERE…

OHSAA Announces More State Tournament Venues

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(Columbus) –- Several more state tournament venues have now been set by the Ohio High School Athletic Association for the 2021-22 school year and beyond. During the 2020-21 school year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced changes to several traditional state tournament venues. 

“We are very excited to announce these state tournament venues because of the experience they will give our student-athletes, schools and communities,” said Doug Ute, OHSAA Executive Director. “We would like to thank all those who operate these venues and have an important part in these partnerships and support of high school sports in Ohio.” 

The volleyball state tournament will return to the Nutter Center at Wright State University in Dayton. The 11,200-seat venue has hosted the volleyball state tournament since 1991, except for last year due to the pandemic. The OHSAA thanks Vandalia Butler High School for hosting the 2020 state tournament. 

The OHSAA individual wrestling state tournament will return to the Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University for the next three years, with an option for a two-year extension. That event utilizes many areas of the arena, including the large warm-up gymnasium, and is one of the few venues in Ohio that is able to accommodate nine mats on the arena floor, which led to the expansion of the state tournament in 2000. More than 15,000 fans have regularly attended the semifinals and championships sessions. The OHSAA thanks Marengo Highland, Marion Harding and Hilliard Darby high schools for hosting the 2021 state tournament last March. 

The wrestling state tournament will start on Friday, March 11, 2022, and conclude that Sunday evening. 

The state tournament agreements with the Ohio State University Golf Club in Columbus and NorthStar Golf Club in Sunbury have been extended for the next two years, while the agreement with the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, home of the prestigious Western and Southern Open, has been extended for the next three years to host the OHSAA girls and boys tennis state tournaments. 

The 2021 OHSAA field hockey state tournament will remain at Thomas Worthington High School, where it was held in 2020. The OHSAA would like to thank Upper Arlington High School for hosting the event since 2002. 

All OHSAA sports and confirmed state tournament venues are listed below. 
OHSAA State Tournament Venues Fall Sports
Golf – The Ohio State University Golf Club and NorthStar Golf Club
Volleyball – Wright State University, Dayton
Football – Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton 
Girls Tennis – Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason
Field Hockey – Thomas Worthington High School
Cross Country – Fortress Obetz and Memorial Park, Columbus
Soccer – Announcement Coming Soon

Winter Sports
Girls and Boys Basketball – University of Dayton Arena 
Swimming & Diving – Branin Natatorium, Canton
Gymnastics – Hilliard Bradley High School
Bowling – Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl
Ice Hockey – Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Wrestling – Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University

Spring Sports
Softball – Firestone Stadium, Akron
Baseball – TBA 
Track & Field – TBA
Boys Tennis – Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason
Lacrosse – TBA



OHSAA Prepares For 2021-22 Sports Seasons

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – With practices for all fall sports beginning this Sunday, August 1 and the season kicking off later that month, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has sent updates and reminders to its member schools.

Heat Precautions

School administrators and coaches are asked to review the heat acclimatization and exertional heat illness prevention section in the OHSAA Handbook prior to any interscholastic practices. The section is on pages 81 and 82 and can be found at https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/SchoolResources/Handbook.pdf. The sport of football has a five-day required acclimatization period and cross country has a 10-day required acclimatization period. All athletes joining the team at any point of the season also must participate in the sport-specific acclimatization period prior to any contact drills (football) or competition (cross country). Visit the sports medicine section of the OHSAA website for additional resources at: https://www.ohsaa.org/medicine.

COVID-19 Update

The Ohio Department of Health released newly revised guidance for K-12 schools on Tuesday, July 27, with some information related to interscholastic sports. Although Ohio lifted most statewide pandemic-related health orders on June 2, 2021, the risk is still there for illness from COVID-19. The OHSAA and ODH urge the membership to continue to follow safe protocols to protect everyone, especially those individuals who are not fully vaccinated. There are currently no mandates regarding vaccinations and social distancing, and the only mandate on masks is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirement that masks be worn while using public transportation, which includes school busses. It is highly recommended that coaches and student-athletes who are eligible for vaccinations to be vaccinated and it is highly recommended that those who are unvaccinated maintain social distancing and wear masks in indoor facilities and in outdoor facilities where there are crowded situations.

2021-22 OHSAA Board of Directors

The OHSAA would like to thank all school administrators who are serving on District Athletic Boards. The following administrators will serve as the 2021-22 OHSAA Board of Directors: 

Scott Kaufman, Board President; Athletic Director/Assistant Principal, Lakota West High School (Class AAA Representative-Board of Directors thru 2022)

Steve Watkins, Board Vice President; Principal, Dalton Middle School (7th-8th Grade Representative-Board of Directors thru 2022)

Bo Arnett, Dean of Students/Athletic Director, Waverly High School (Class AAA Representative-Board of Directors thru 2024)

Ryan Fitzgerald, Athletic Director, Hamilton Twp High School (Class AA Representative-Board of Directors thru 2022)

Gina Franks, Director of Student Services, Dover High School (Female Representative-Board of Directors thru 2024) 

Gary Kreinbrink, Athletic Director, Leipsic High School (Class A Representative-Board of Directors thru 2022)

Dr. William R. Nye, Jr., Superintendent, Grand Valley Local Schools (Class A Representative-Board of Directors thru 2024)

Jeff Wheeler, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Meadowbrook High School/Middle School (Class AA Representative-Board of Directors thru 2024)

TBA – Ethic Minority Representative-Board of Directors thru 2022)

Glen Gillespie, (ex-officio, Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association)

Dr. John Richard, Deputy State Superintendent, Ohio Department of Education (ex-officio, State Department of Education Representative)

Academic Eligibility Reminder

A reminder that for the first grading period of the 2021-22 school year, the OHSAA has suspended the academic requirement that student-athletes must have passed five one-credit courses (or four classes at the 7th/8th grade level) in the final grading period of the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, all student-athletes are eligible with respect to their OHSAA scholarship eligibility, for the first grading period of the 2021-22, unless a school chooses to enforce its own scholarship standard.

However, the OHSAA’s academic requirement will be back in use for the second grading period. That means that fall and winter student-athletes need to be certain they pass at least five one-credit courses at the high school level or four classes at the 7th-8th grade level.

Fall Sports (Official Practice Begins August 1)

The starting date for coaching for all 2021 OHSAA fall sports is Sunday, August 1. Each school/school district shall determine if they choose to start on that date or later. As a reminder, at the January 14, 2021, OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting, a recommendation was approved that permits schools to complete the first two days of the football acclimatization period in July. During that time, a helmet is the only equipment that may be worn.

Golf: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/golf

Girls Tennis: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/girlstennis

Field Hockey: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/fh

Cross Country: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/cc

Volleyball: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/volleyball

Soccer: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/soccer

Football: https://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football

HS Baseball To See Pitching Rule Change

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(INDIANAPOLIS) — High school baseball pitchers who do not receive signals from the catcher must now simulate taking a sign with one foot on the pitcher’s plate before proceeding with a pitch.

This addendum to Rule 6-1-1 was the lone rule change forwarded by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee and was subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. The baseball committee’s annual rules meeting was held June 6-8 in a virtual format.

A pitcher leaning forward to receive a sign from the catcher is fundamental to the pre-pitch phase of the game as it indicates to both the batter and the players in the field that the ball is about to be put in play and is the typical signal for any runners on base to begin taking their leadoffs.

Further, most high school baseball coaches deliver their defensive play calls – including pitch selections – from the dugout, which allows a pitcher to throw toward the plate abruptly (“quick-pitch”) and catch opposing batters by surprise. This new mandate within Rule 6-1-1 forces the pitcher to pause, providing ample time for all participants to prepare for the pitch.

“While this rule change might appear to be a small change, the significance of what it represents is huge!” said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of sports and student services and liaison to the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee. “We have been extremely fortunate that our Baseball Rules Committee recognizes that the high school game is in wonderful shape and that is because our coaches and umpires around the country teach the necessary skills and arbitrate the appropriate rules to make the game fun, exciting and educational.”

The NFHS Baseball Rules Committee also spent part of its rules meeting compiling its Points of Emphasis (POEs) for next season. The five POEs, which prioritized healthy and safety and sportsmanship during the 2022 season, are as follows:

  1. Monitoring Excessive Celebration
  2. Wearing Equipment as Intended by Manufacturers
  3. Safety of Coaches Sitting on Buckets Outside Bench/Dugout Area
  4. Umpiring Procedure for Lodged Ball
  5. Sportsmanship

“Points of Emphasis are used in an educational setting and fashion,” Hopkins said. “The rules committee is telling the baseball community that these topics – elaborately choreographed celebrations, wearing of equipment inappropriately, sitting on buckets, understanding the lodged ball and a call for increased positive sportsmanship – are paramount in education-based athletics. This is a wonderful game that allows an abundant number of participants to find a role on the team, and we want students to want to play for their school and be a part of something bigger than themselves.”

A complete listing of the baseball rules changes will be available on the NFHS website at www.nfhs.org. Click on “Activities & Sports” at the top of the home page and select “Baseball.”

High School Athletes Urged To Take COVID-19 Vaccination

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(WORTHINGTON)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine joined Ohio High School Athletic Association Director Doug Ute, and Ohio Department of Health Chief Medical Officer Bruce Vanderhoff, M.D., to encourage Ohio high school student athletes to get a COVID-19 vaccination in order to protect themselves, to protect their teams, and to protect their season.

“We know that vaccine is our most effective tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and our ticket to get back to the way things used to be. For many students, that means getting back to playing sports or being involved in student activities with fewer restrictions. By getting vaccinated students will be protecting themselves and each other,” said Governor DeWine. “The vaccine is our ticket to allow athletes to live up to their dreams and compete.”

Governor Dewine joins student athletes and coaches to speak at an event encouraging individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Director Ute also encouraged individuals to get vaccinated. “The number one question I get from coaches, parents, and student athletes is ‘what are things going to look like in the fall?’ I tell them we kind of hold the opportunity in our hand right now to go back to the way things were. I encourage everyone to get the vaccination so we can go back to life when kids aren’t 10 feet apart on the sidelines and athletes can high five and hug each other when they make a good play.”

The request isn’t just for student athletes, it’s for all students – those that are involved in arts, theater, debate. Dr. Vanderhoff explained that time is right to get vaccinated and be fully protected by the time practices are in full swing. 

“We’re encouraging everyone that’s eligible to be vaccinated get vaccinated, said Dr. Vanderhoff.  “It’s not just the way we are going to ensure we have the sports seasons, the band seasons, or ensure we have a school play, it’s also because you will be protecting some of the younger students who right now can’t be vaccinated as well as vulnerable people in your community.”

Central Ohio student athletes and coaches joined in the event encouraging other to get vaccinated.  A recording of the event, including statements by some of the student athletes and coaches is available on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GovMikeDeWine/.

OHSAA Sending State Football Title Games To Canton

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(CANTON) – The Ohio High School Athletic Association and Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced a three-year agreement for the Hall to host the state football championships in Canton. The games, across Ohio’s seven divisions, will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium beginning in 2021.

Pro Football Hall of Fame Chief Administrative Officer Steve Strawbridge and OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute outlined the partnership at a news conference in the Hall of Fame’s James Allen Family Gold Jacket Lounge.

“The OHSAA is excited for this three-year agreement with the Pro Football Hall of Fame, as our student-athletes, schools and communities will get to experience Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium and all that Canton and the Hall of Fame Village have to offer,” Ute said. “We are grateful to the Hall of Fame for their partnership, and we look forward to collaborating with the Hall year-round.”

Canton, Massillon and Ohio State University have hosted the state football championships at various points over the past 30 years. With its ties to the game and Canton’s rich history, the OHSAA believed the Pro Football Hall of Fame was the ideal place to host the state football championships.

“The Hall of Fame prides itself in treating OHSAA football teams and their fans the same way we treat the NFL teams and their fans,” Strawbridge said. “We give them a first-class experience while they are here. We take the teams through the museum and promote the values of the game. We look forward to providing an exceptional experience for the players, coaches, families and fans attending the games in Canton – the pinnacle of football.”

Visit Canton, which first hosted the state football championships starting in 1990 and most recently in Canton from 2017-19, will continue to be a sponsor and partner of the events.

Today’s news conference was streamed live, courtesy of WKYC in Cleveland: https://youtu.be/3zt5_CezQHk 

More information regarding the state football championships and ticket sales will be made available in the coming months.

OHSAA Track & Field Championship Updates

Presented By Rathkamp Financial

22 area athletes scored points with top 8 finishes at the OHSAA State Track & Field Championships over the weekend.

Division 1 was held at Hilliard Darby, Division 2 was at Pickerington North and Westerville North hosted Division 3.

No area athletes had top 8 finishes in Division 1, but a dozen did in both Divisions 2 and 3.

(Division 2 Girls)
Maddie Gill of Wheelersburg was 4th in the Girls High Jump and Haidyn Wamsley 5th. Wamsley was 7th in the Long Jump and 5th in the High Hurdles and Lauren Jolly of Wheelersburg was 7th in the High Hurdles.

Tayla Tootle of Logan Elm was 7th in the Pole Vault and Westfall’s Peyton Proffitt was 8th.

Kerigan Pollard of McClain was 7th in the 300 Hurdles.

(Boys Division 2)
Northwest 4×800 Relay was second, Landen Smith of Northwest was second in 1600 Run, Josh Shope of Northwest was 4th in the 800 Run.

Marcus Whaley of Westfall placed 4th in the 300 Hurdles.

In the 3200 Run, Colton Pinkerton of Circleville was 3rd and Corey Schobelock of Unioto 4th.

(Girls Division 3)
Makaela Lovely of Adena was 7th in the high jump, Sierra Kendall of North Adams was 3rd in the Long Jump and 8th in 300 Hurdles.

Marie Souther of Zane Trace was 4th in the 800 Run.

(Division 3 Boys)
Adena’s Tate Myers finished 3rd in the 400 Dash, Eric Hurtt of Adena was 6th in the Discus.

In the Shot Put, Lucasville Valley’s Ryan Benjamin was 6th and Justin Moore 8th.

For final results from each division, find the respective links below:

Division 1 is being held at Hilliard Darby High School

Division 2 is being held at Pickerington North High School

Division 3 is being held at Westerville North High School