OHSAA Moves State Championship Games to Massillon Washington

Pregame Friday for Warren JFK vs. New Bremen will now start at 12:45 on Western Reserve Radio and AM 1570 WHTX and on Sunday the Pregame show will start at 4:45 for Springfield vs. Coldwater on Western Reserve Radio and AM 1570 WHTX.

The following News release was sent to News Talk 1540 WYCL and AM 1570 WHTX this afternoon:

OHSAA Moving Football Championships to Massillon Washington This Weekend

New Franklin County health advisory prevents games from being played at Fortress Obetz

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Due to a new health advisory issued by the Franklin County Department of Health and the Columbus Department of Health Wednesday afternoon that recommends the games not be played in Franklin County, the Ohio High School Athletic Association is moving this weekend’s football state championship games to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon, which has offered to host all six games. The games were scheduled to be played at Fortress Obetz in southeast Columbus.

The schedule remains the same as announced Wednesday, with games on Friday and Saturday at 1:15 and 6:15 and then Sunday at 12:15 and 5:15. Of note, in the Division II title game, Akron Archbishop Hoban High School has agreed to play Massillon Washington on Massillon’s home field. The OHSAA has now designated Hoban as the home team in the game.

The decision came Thursday morning after discussions with officials at Obetz and Franklin County. The OHSAA met virtually with the 12 finalist schools at 11:30 a.m. to inform them and answer questions.

“Completing this weekend’s state championship games is very important to the schools, student-athletes and communities, so we felt strongly about finding a place to play,” said OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute. “These 12 schools just want to play and we thank them for accepting this change. We would also like to especially thank Massillon Washington High School for stepping up to host, and also Hoban for agreeing to play there.”

Paul Brown Tiger Stadium served as a host of the OHSAA football state championships from 1990 through 2013.

“This is a big change at the 11th hour, but Massillon Washington can accommodate these games and the number of fans that are permitted to attend,” said Beau Rugg, OHSAA Senior Director of Officiating and Sport Management and the OHSAA’s football administrator. “We are pleased to be playing football this weekend and are excited that these 12 schools will be able to finish their seasons.”

The Franklin County and Columbus health advisory recommends a pause on all extra-curricular activities for schools and asks all persons to be home by 6 p.m.

“Fortress Obetz was excited to host these games and we appreciate all the work that they put into preparations,” Ute said.

 

Football State Championship Games

All games at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Home team listed first.

Division VII

Friday, November 20, 1:15 p.m. – New Bremen (9-2) vs. Warren John F. Kennedy (9-2)

Division II

Friday, November 20, 6:15 p.m. – Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-0) vs. Massillon Washington (10-1)

Division V

Saturday, November 21, 1:15 p.m. – Kirtland (10-0) vs. Ironton (11-0)

Division III

Saturday, November 21, 6:15 p.m. – Columbus St. Francis DeSales (9-1) vs. Chardon (11-0)

Division IV

Sunday, November 22, 12:15 p.m. – Van Wert (10-1) vs. Mentor Lake Catholic (8-2)

Division VI

Sunday, November 22, 5:15 p.m. – New Middletown Springfield (11-0) vs. Coldwater (11-0)

OHSAA Adjusts Football State Championship Game Times

Pregame Friday for Warren JFK vs. New Bremen will now start at 12:45 on Western Reserve Radio and AM 1570 WHTX and on Sunday the Pregame show will start at 4:45 for Springfield vs. Coldwater on Western Reserve Radio and AM 1570 WHTX.

The OHSAA has sent the latest updates to News Talk 1540 WYCL AND AM 1570 WHTX:

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In order to assist with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s 10 p.m. statewide curfew order, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has adjusted the game times for the football state championship games this weekend at Fortress Obetz in Columbus. The games will now kickoff at 1:15 and 6:15 on Friday and Saturday, instead of 2:00 and 7:00 as previously announced.

In addition, the games on Sunday will kickoff at 12:15 and 5:15 (instead of noon and 5:00) so that all six games have a consistent pregame timing format.

While teams and fans can still travel home after 10:00 p.m., the OHSAA’s goal is that the stadium is closed by 10:00 p.m.

“We want to support the Governor’s curfew order,” said OHSAA Executive Director Doug Ute. “Kicking off earlier will help ensure that everyone has left the stadium by 10:00 Friday and Saturday night. We’ll need a sense of urgency to leave the facility after those games, but we don’t want to take away from the postgame experience. We are so excited to host the football state championship games this weekend and complete the fall season, so we want to help with the curfew order to leave the stadium by 10:00.”

The OHSAA is aware that the Franklin County Department of Health has also issued an advisory beginning Friday at 6 p.m. asking residents to stay at home due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the city and county. At this time, that advisory does not affect the status of the football state championship games.

Football State Championship Games

All games at Fortress Obetz.

Home team listed first.

Division VII

Friday, November 20, 1:15 p.m. – New Bremen (9-2) vs. Warren John F. Kennedy (9-2)

Division II

Friday, November 20, 6:15 p.m. – Massillon Washington (10-1) vs. Akron Archbishop Hoban (10-0)

Division V

Saturday, November 21, 1:15 p.m. – Kirtland (10-0) vs. Ironton (11-0)

Division III

Saturday, November 21, 6:15 p.m. – Columbus St. Francis DeSales (9-1) vs. Chardon (11-0)

Division IV

Sunday, November 22, 12:15 p.m. – Van Wert (10-1) vs. Mentor Lake Catholic (8-2)

Division VI

Sunday, November 22, 5:15 p.m. – New Middletown Springfield (11-0) vs. Coldwater (11-0)

News Talk 1540 WYCL and AM 1570 WHTX will keep updating this story as more information becomes available

News Talk 1540 WYCL Week 5 High School Football Scoreboard

Here is the Week 5 High School Football Playoff Scoreboard:

Warren JFK 21

Lucas 0

 

Chardon 38

Canfield 6

 

Kirtland 49

South Range 35

 

Springfield 52

Norwayne 48

 

Lake Catholic 35

Ursuline 7

 

Next Week’s Playoff Match ups:

Friday 11-13:

Warren JFK vs. Newark Catholic

 

Saturday 11-14:

Springfield vs. Fort Frye

**All Games Kick off at 7PM**

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News Talk 1540 WYCL Week 4 Weekend Scoreboard

High School Football Playoffs Week 4 Scoreboard

Warren JFK 28

Dalton 18

 

Hudson 35

Warren Harding 6

 

Canfield 14

St. Vincent-St. Mary 6

 

South Range 45

Crestview 29

 

Springfield 21

Magadore 0

 

Ursuline 35

Poland 7

 

Next Week’s Playoff Match ups:

Friday 11-6:

Warren JFK vs. Lucas

Saturday 11-7:

South Range vs. Kirtland

Springfield vs. Norwayne

Ursuline vs. Lake Catholic

**All Games Kick off at 7PM**

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News Talk 1540 WYCL Week 3 Saturday Scoreboard

Ursuline 38

West Branch 31

 

Springfield 44

St. Thomas Aquinas 8

 

Wickliffe 21

LaBrae 16

 

Poland 34

Chagrin Falls 9

 

South Range 49

Beachwood 16

 

Crestview 23

Garfield 15

 

Next Week’s Playoff Match ups:

Friday 10-30:

 

Dalton @ Warren JFK

Warren Harding @ Hudson

Canfield @ Streetsboro

 

Saturday 10-31:

Crestview @ South Range

Magadore @ Springfield

Ursuline @ Poland

**All Games Kick off at 7PM**

News Talk 1540 WYCL Week 3 Friday Playoffs Scoreboard

Here are the Friday Night scores from Week 3 of the playoffs plus scores from some other matchups that took place across the valley tonight:

Akron SVSM 6

Canfield 0     Game PPD will play today at 7:30PM

 

Warren Harding 24

Austintown Fitch  10

 

Warren JFK 27

St. Paul 21

 

McDonald 41

Leetonia 24

 

Other games of interest:

 

Columbiana 16

Lakeview 10

 

Salem 14

East Liverpool 7

 

Western Reserve 46

Lowellville 29

 

Brookfield 28

Champion 0

 

Howland 42

Niles 36

 

Jackson-Milton 22

Newton Falls 20

 

Waterloo 34

Mathews 0

 

Boardman

Chaney      Cancelled

 

Today’s Playoff Matchups:

Saturday 10-24-20:

#6 Ursuline @ #3 West Branch

#9 Aquinas @ #1 Springfield

#10 LaBrae @ #2 Wickliffe

#10 Chagrin Falls @ #2 Poland

#7 Beachwood @ #2 South Range

#6 Crestview @ #3 Garfield

 

**All Games Kick off at 7PM**

 

News Talk 1540 WYCL Week 2 Saturday Playoff Scoreboard

High School Football Playoffs Week 2 Saturday 10-17-20 Scoreboard:

Ursuline 47

Villa Angela St. Joseph 21

 

Crestview 33

Southeast 0

 

LaBrae 55

Brookfield 54

 

Norwayne 55

Mineral Ridge 14

 

Springfield 35

Western Reserve 7

 

Garfield 24

Cardinal Mooney 21

 

Northwest 52

Girard 29

 

Poland 24

Salem 21

 

South Range 55

Harrison Central 14

 

Canton  CC 24

United 14

 

West Branch 43

East Liverpool 13

 

St. Paul 48

Southern 14

 

Next Week’s Match Ups:

 

Friday 10-23-20:

#6 Akron SVSM @ #3 Canfield

#7 Warren Harding @ #2 Austintown Fitch

#8 Norwalk @ #1 Warren JFK

#6 McDonald @ #3 Leetonia

 

Saturday 10-24-20:

#6 Ursuline @ #3 West Branch

#9 Aquinas @ #1 Springfield

#10 LaBrae @ #2 Wickliffe

#10 Chagrin Falls @ #2 Poland

#7 Beachwood @ #2 South Range

#6 Crestview @ #3 Garfield

 

**All Games Kick off at 7PM**

News Talk 1540 WYCL Week 2 Friday Playoff Scoreboard

High School Football Playoffs Week 2 Friday 10-16-20:

Warren JFK 65

Lowellville 34

 

Warren Harding 38

Maple Hts. 6

 

Chardon 49

Howland 14

 

Geneva 22

Hubbard 19

 

McDonald 26

Jackson-Milton 14

 

New Philadelphia 42

Chaney 15

 

Riverside 39

Boardman 28

 

Austintown Fitch 35

Twinsburg 0

 

Canfield 28

Kenston 10

 

Lakeview 31

Grand Valley 0

 

Lisbon 38

Mathews 14

 

Newton Falls 38

Sebring 20

 

Streetsboro 41

Niles 6

 

Wellsville 25

Valley Christian 7

 

Waterloo 48

East Palestine 8

 

Leetonia 32

Buckeye Central 16

 

Coming up today 10-17-20 in the playoffs:

Brookfield will take on Labrae

Girard will take on Northwest

South Range will take on Harrison Central

Western Reserve will take on Springfield

East Liverpool will take on West Branch

Beaver Local will take on Shaw

South East will take on Crestview

Salem will take on Poland

Cardinal Mooney will take on Garfield

Ursuline will take on Villa Angela st joseph