OHSAA releases football regional semifinal playoff pairings


COLUMBUS — The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the football regional semifinal playoff pairings on Sunday afternoon, with neutral sites hosting third-round games at 7 p.m. this Friday night, Nov. 10.

The regional finals are Friday, Nov. 17, followed by the state semifinals on Friday, Nov. 24.

The state championship games are Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.


Neutral sites receive a hosting fee from the OHSAA and also keep revenue from concessions, parking, 50-50 raffles and program sales.

In addition, the OHSAA pays for the officials.

Of note, a team’s regional seed, state rank and overall record do not factor into the decisions on neutral site locations.

Without schools being willing to host games, the OHSAA would not be able to use neutral sites.

Many factors go into determining locations for each game, and rarely can a site be found that is exactly halfway between the two schools.

Once a potential site is determined, the school must be available and willing to host a game on the requested night.

Brackets and playoff information: https://www.ohsaa.org/Sports-Tournaments/Football/Football-2023/2023-OHSAA-Football-Playoffs-Coverage

Tickets: Details on state championship game tickets are posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news-media/articles/tickets-now-on-sale-for-ohsaa-football-state-championships

All-Time Playoff History Database:https://ohsaaweb.blob.core.windows.net/files/Sports/Football/history/FootballParticipants.pdf

OHSAA football home: https://ohsaa.org/sports/football

OHSAA Football Regional

Semifinal Playoff Pairings

Designated home team listed first

Pairings shown with regional seed and overall record

All games on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. unless indicated otherwise

Division IV Region 15

1 Steubenville (11-1) vs. 13 Indian Valley (9-3) at St. Clairsville High School Red Devils Stadium

2 Sheridan (11-1) vs. 3 Columbus Hartley (9-2) at Newark White Field

Division IV Region 16

1 Clinton-Massie (12-0) vs. 4 Kettering Alter (9-3) at Monroe High School Hornet Stadium

7 Springfield Shawnee (11-1) vs. 6 Cincinnati Wyoming (11-1) at Trotwood-Madison High School Miami Valley Hospital SportsPlex

Division V Region 19

1 Ironton (11-1) vs. 4 Harvest Prep (10-1) at Athens High School Joe Burrow Stadium

7 Wheelersburg (8-3) vs. 3 Barnesville (12-0) at Hamilton Township High School Alumni Field

Division VI Region 23

1 Garaway (12-0) vs. 4 Galion Northmor (10-2) at Canal Fulton Northwest High School Dr. Martin Smilek Stadium

2 West Jefferson (11-1) vs. 3 Fort Frye (9-2) at Lancaster High School Fulton Field

Division VII Region 27

1 Meigs Eastern (11-1) vs. 5 River (10-2) at Zanesville High School Sulsberger Stadium

7 Waterford (8-4) vs. 3 Caldwell (9-3) at Morgan High School Raider Stadium

No posts to display