Regional Assignments for the 2024 Football Playoffs Have Been Released

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released its divisional and regional assignments for teams participating in the 2024 football playoffs.  With the release, it is noted that defending Division II state champion Massillon will remain in Region 7, which features primarily teams from the Columbus area and a couple from the Stark County area.  Last year the Tigers defeated Uniontown Lake in the regional finals 35-6 and then went on to down Cincinnati Anderson 55-7 in the semifinals before topping Akron Hoban 7-2 to take the crown.

There are only modest changes to Region 7 from last year, including the following:

  • New Albany and Westerville Central have been moved down from Division I
  • Ashland and Columbus Whitehall have been moved up from from Division III

Other changes of note affecting Division II are as follows:

  • Stow and Wadsworth have been moved down from Division I and assigned to Regions 5 and 6, respectively
  • Louisville and Trotwood Madison have been moved up from Division III and assigned to Regions 5 and 8, respectively
  • Cincinnati Woodward has been moved up to Division I, most likely due to a high competitive advantage number
  • Green, North Canton and Lake have been moved from Region 7 to Region 5
  • Hamilton Badin has been moved up from Region 12 to Region 8

The 6-week span of post-season play will begin on November 1, with the Division II finals presumably on Thursday, December 5.