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Area Teams Close In On The OHSAA Post Season

Story By: Jeff Alan

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/20/2013With week nine coming up in the local high school football season some area football teams are starting to look forward to the playoffs, but most still need to keep winning to get to week 11. In Division II, Region 5, the 8-0 Mansfield Tygers are ranked second and according to Joe Eitel.com control their own destiny. Senior High takes on 1-7 Lexington Friday. The 5-3 Ashland Arrows sit right on the bubble ranked 9th in Region 5 and will take on 3-5 Madison Friday. In Division III, Region 8, the 7-1 Norwalk Truckers are ranked 2nd in their region and heading into week nine have already clinched a playoff spot. Norwalk plays 1-7 Shelby on Friday. In Division 4, Region 12, Galion at 7-1 is ranked 6th and will play 4-4 Bucyrus on Friday. In Division 5, Region 16, Loudonville at 8-0 is 4th and controls their own destiny, but plays an undefeated River Valley team that has already clinched a playoff spot in the WMFD game of the Week on Friday. In Division 6, Region 20, Colonel Crawford at 7-1 is fifth, but faces 7-1 Upper Sandusky, who like Crawford is fighting for a playoff spot being ranked 10th in Division 4, Region 20. The Rams must win out to have a chance at the post season. While in Division 7, Region 23, 7-1 Norwalk St.Paul has already clinched a playoff spot and will play 6-2 Mapleton on Friday. The Mounties are ranked 5th in Region 23 and control their own destiny. Sitting on the bubble is 5-3 Plymouth. The Big Red is ranked 9th in Region 23 and must win out to have a shot at the playoffs. Plymouth faces 4-4 New London this Friday. The top eight teams in each region advance to the OHSAA playoffs the weekend of November 8th and 9th, with the top four teams hosting a playoff game in week 11.
   
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