OHSAA releases division, region playoff assignments

Published 3:01 am Monday, June 15, 2015

Jim Walker



Now that everyone knows where they will start, it’s up to them where they will finish.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released the 2015 football division and region assignments based on male enrollment numbers for grades 9-11 as of October 2014.

Schools with an enrollment of 627 or more boys are Division I and total 72 schools. There are 107 schools in Division II that will consist of 423 to 626 boys.

Division III has 107 schools with enrollments of 271-422, Division IV has 107 schools with enrollments of 201 to 270, Division V has a total of 108 schools with enrollment figures of 150 to 200, Division VI is 107 schools with 107 to 149 boys and Division VII is for schools with 106 boys or less and has a total of 106 schools.

The playoffs begin on Friday, Nov. 6, with Division s II, III V and VII. Games will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Divisions I, IV, VI will play on Saturdays with kickoff at 7 p.m.

The state finals will again be held at Ohio Stadium in Columbus Dec. 3-4-5. One division will play its state title game on Dec. 3 Three divisions will play on Dec. 4 and the final three divisions on Dec. 5.

The schedule of divisions and their playoff dates will be announced at a later date.

Area teams in Region 17 of Division V include Ironton, South Point, Fairland and Rock Hill.

Other teams in Region 17 are Albany Alexander, Martins Ferry, Liberty Union, River Valley, Portsmouth, Portsmouth West, Northwest, Oak Hill, Amanda Clearcreek, Minford, Utica, Northridge, West Muskingum, Sugarcreek Garaway, Tuscarawas Valley, Richmond Edison , Buckeye Local, Union Local, West Lafayette Ridgewood, Liberty Union, Harrison Central and Wheelersburg.

Local teams in Region 21 of Division VI are Coal Grove and Chesapeake.

Also in the Region 21 are Federal Hocking, Bellaire, Barnesville, Berne Union, Columbus Academy, Bishop Ready, Fredericktown, East Knock, Centerburg, West Jefferson, Marion Elgin, Woodsfield Monroe, Hannibal River, Northmor, Cardington, Crooksville, Southeastern Ross, Adena, Huntington Ross, Paint Valley, Lucasville Valley, Fairbanks and Fort Frye.

Symmes Valley and Green are in Region 25 of Division VII.

The remainder of Region 25 includes Portsmouth Notre Dame, Sciotoville East, Trimble, Shadyside, Bridgeport, Bellaire St. John, Millersport, Fisher Catholic, Fairfield Christian, South Gallia, Buckeye Trail, Danville, Newark Catholic, Racine Southern, Reedsville Eastern, Bishop Rosecrans, Caldwell, Shenandoah, Miller, Strasburg Franklin, Frontier, Tuscarawas Catholic, Belpre and Waterford.

Southeast Ohio teams in Division IV include Gallipolis, Meigs and Washington Court House. Schools in Division III are Athens, Jackson, Miami Trace, Hillsboro, Chillicothe, Vincent Warrant and Marietta. Logan and Zanesville are in Division II.


2015 Male Enrollment

Southeast Ohio Schools

Based on Upper 3 Grades

Division V Region 17

School Boys

Ironton 158

Rock Hill 151

Fairland 187

South Point 193

Portsmouth 190

Ports. West 189

Minford 180

Northwest 162

Wheelersburg 152

Oak Hill 157

Wellston 174

Clearcreek 200

Alexander 176

Nelsonville 151

Martins Ferry 174

River Valley 169

Utica `179

Northridge 171

W. Muskingum 184

Garaway 163

Tusky Valley 177

Rich. Edison 184

Buckeye Local 194

Union Locasl 152

Ridgewood 169

Lliberty Union 183

Harrison Cent. 161


Division VI Region 21

Coal Grove 137

Chesapeake 134

Southeastern 137

Adena 131

Paint Valley 126

Lucas. Valley 131

Hunt. Ross 129

Fort Frye 135

Fed. Hocking 108

Bellaire 134

Barnesville 123

Berne Union 108

Col. Academy 146

Grandview Hts. 134

Col. Ready 124

Fredericktown 134

East Knox 128

Centerburg 117

W. Jefferson 144

Marion Elgin 137

Monroe Cent. 129

Hannibal River 112

Northmor 125

Cardington 113

Crooksville 136

Fairbanks 141


Division VII Region 23

Symmes Valley 95

Green 83

Sciotoville East 59

Ports. Notre Dame 48

South Gallia 79

Belpre 103

Trimble 92

Waterford 75

Miller 83

Caldwell 80

Racine Southern 90

Meigs Eastern 79

Frontier 89

Shadyside 96

Bridgeport 80

Bellaire St. John 43

Millersport 81

Fisher Catholic 71

Fairfield Christian 62

Bishop Rosecrans 49

Shenandoah 98

Tusky Catholic 40

Strasburg Franklin 73

Danville 88

Buckeye Trail 102

Newark Catholic 101


Area Teams of Interest

Division IV

Waverly 222

Gallipolis 225

Meigs 212

Bishop Hartley 213

McClain 241

Circleville 255

Logan Elm 241

Wash. Court House 260

Division III

Athens 296

Jackson 315

Miami Trace 295

Chillicothe 355

Marietta 317

Hillsboro 300

Vincent Warren 302

Division II

Logan 481

Zanesville 450