Fairbanks’ Brogan Green is tackled after picking up yardage during a 2020 game. The Ohio High School Athletic Association today announced 2021 regional assignments for teams. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)
The 2021 Ohio high school football season is fast approaching.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released the regional breakdown for each school across the state.
To determine division and regional assignments, the OHSAA uses enrollment data from each school to assign divisions prior to the start of every school year.
With COVID-19 impacting last year’s enrollment numbers, the OHSAA is using the same enrollment numbers from 2020.
The organization will move to a new two-year assignment cycle that will begin in 2022.
That means all local schools will remain in the same divisions and regions for the upcoming football season.
Division I Marysville will play in Region 2 with Beavercreek, Centerville, Delaware Hayes, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, Findlay, Kettering Fairmont, Miamisburg, Middletown, Northmont, Olentangy Liberty, Perrysburg, Springboro, Springfield, Toledo Start, Huber Heights Wayne and Toledo Whitmer.
Jonathan Alder will be in Division III, Region 11 with Athens The Plains, Columbus Beechcroft, Bellefontaine, Columbus Bishop Hartley, Columbus Bishop Watterson, Buckeye Valley, Columbus Centennial, Chillicothe, Columbus Eastmoor Academy, Granville, Hamilton Township, Jackson, London, Marietta, Miami Trace, Thornsville Sheridan, Columbus South, St. Francis DeSales, Tri-Valley, Western Brown, Wilmington and Zanesville.
North Union will return to Division V, Region 18 with Lima Bath, Benjamin Logan, Brooklyn, Chippewa, Eastwood, Elmwood, Elyria Catholic, Fairview, Fostoria, Genoa Area, Indian Lake, Millbury Lake, Lakota, Liberty-Benton, Northwestern, Oak Harbor, Orrville, Ostego, Ottawa-Glandorf, Pleasant, Swanton, Waynedale, Williard and Wynford.
Fairbanks and Triad will play in Division VI, Region 24 along with Adena, Allen East, Anna, Arcanum, Cincinnati Country Day, Coldwater, Covington, Dayton Christian, Deer Park, Dixie, Fort Recovery, Greeneview, Huntington, James N. Gamble Montessori, Jefferson, Mechanicsburg, Miami East, Minster, National Trail, Northeastern, Paint Valley, Parkway and St. Bernard Elmwood Place.
This upcoming season will also be the first year of expanded playoffs from eight to 16 teams in each region.
The 2021 season is scheduled to start on Friday, Aug. 21.