Updated Tue, Nov 1, 2011 11:41 am
For seven southeastern Ohio teams, ten weeks of football just wasn’t enough for them. So if you want to play more football, what’s a better way to get that wish than jumping into the top eight teams in your region?
In the MVL, the top two power horses in the conference clinched a playoff berth. Despite losing to Tri-Valley in week nine, Sheridan still was able to secure the number seven seed in Division III, Region 11. In Division II, the Scotties were able to lock down the number two seed in Region 7. Both of these 9-1 teams will lay it all on the line on Friday night as the Generals travel to Dover and Tri-Valley hosts Tecumseh.
Over in the SEOAL, the crowned champion Jackson Ironmen will be the only team in the conference to advance to the Division III, Region 12 postseason, but they won’t be playing any old foe. They’ll face off against another 10-0 team. And that 10-0 team is no other than outright TVC-Ohio champion Athens Bulldogs. The seventh seeded Ironmen will travel to Athens on Friday night to take on the second seeded Bulldogs.
Another TVC-Ohio team advance to the playoffs, but they are no stranger to the post season. The Nelsonville-York Buckeyes snatched the fourth seed in Division V, Region 19 despite a loss to the Bulldogs in Week 10. A tough 9-1, fifth seeded Portsmouth West squad will invade Buckeye country Friday night to try to make their own playoff run under the lights.
In Division VI, Trimble and South Gallia jumped into the eighth and seventh seed respectively. A 7-3 Tomcat team snuck into the top eight after a win over Federal Hocking in week 10 and will travel to Willow Wood to take on a top seeded 9-1 Symmes Valley team. Symmes Valley took down South Gallia in week 10, but the Rebels didn’t fall out of the playoff race. South Gallia will travel north to New Washington to take on 8-2, number two seed Buckeye Central. Both of these games will take place on Saturday at 7pm.
Be sure to check out Gridiron Glory at 11:30PM THIS Friday to catch all of the Friday night games, as well as the paint the picture for the West Virginia playoff race is that set to start next week.