OHSAA Approves New Seven Division Makeup For Football

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Avery T. Jennings

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Updated Thu, Jun 13, 2013 5:30 pm
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Changes are coming to high school football in the state of Ohio.

The OHSAA settled on new division breakdowns and changes to regional maps as well as playoff schedule format at its regularly scheduled June board of directors meeting Thursday morning.

Beginning in the fall, the OHSAA is expanding to seven divisions for football, causing several area schools to change divisions.

One of the conferences most affected by division realignment in Gridiron Glory's coverage area was the MVL, where eight of nine schools are moving down one division. Tri-Valley makes the transition from Division II to Division III, while Morgan, Maysville, Philo, John Glenn and New Lexington all move down from Division III to Division IV. West Muskingam moves from Division IV to Division V, and Crooksville moves from Division V to Division VI.

In the TVC-Hocking, all eight Ohio schools are moving down one division. Belpre and Federal Hocking are moving from Division V to Division VI. Making the transition from Division VI to Division VII are Trimble, Southern, Miller, Eastern, South Gallia and Waterford.

In the TVC-Ohio, Wellston moves from Division IV to Division V, and Nelsonville-York moves from Divisoin V to Division VI.

In the SEOAL, Chillicothe moves from Division II to Division III, while Warern moves from Division II to Division IV. Gallia Academy moves from Division III to Division IV, and Portsmouth leaves Division IV for Division V.

The OHSAA board also approved a proposal for the 2013 football playoff schedule format.

Divisions II, III, IV and VI will play regional and state semifinal games on Friday nights at 7:30 this fall, and Divisions I, V and VII will play Saturday nights at 7.

Complete lists of division changes as well as new regional breakdowns and state playoff information can be found on the OHSAA football page.

 

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