Local teams placed in new regions for 2019 high school grid season


In this file photo, Garrett Proximire of Jonathan Alder (22) attempts to break through several Benjamin Logan tacklers during the 2018 season. The Pioneers have made the jump to Division III, putting them in Region 11 for the 2019 season.

(Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)


The Ohio High School Athletic Association revised some divisions for the 2019 football season last week.

The OHSAA has now put the finishing touches on realignment with the announcement of some revisions in regional playoff locations.

The majority of schools around the state will continue to compete within the same region as in the past.

Several local schools, though, will be in new regions for the upcoming season.

The Cardinals of Triad, who made the leap to Division VI from D-VII, will play in Region 24.

The Cards will join the Panthers of Fairbanks, who will move from Region 23 where they clinched a playoff spot last season, to Region 24.

The remaining teams within Region 24 are as follows with last season’s record and school’s location:

-Frankford Adena, 7-2;

-Columbus Africentric Early College, 0-10;

-Arcanum, 2-8;

-Cincinnati Country Day, 6-0;

-Covington, 7-3;

-Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 4-6;

-Dayton Christian, 7-3;

-Cincinnati Deer Park,7-3;

-New Lebanon Dixie, 1-9;

-Fayetteville-Perry, 5-5;

-Grandview Heights, 7-3;

-Jamestonw Greeneview, 9-1;

-Chillicothe Huntington, 5-5;

-Cincinnati James N. Gamble Montessori, 3-7;

-Mechanicsburg, 8-2;

-New Paris National Trail, 4-6;

-Springfield Northeastern, 1-9;

-Bainbridge Paint Valley, 10-0;

-Cincinnati Riverview East Academy, 4-6;

-Chillicothe Southeastern, 7-3;

-Troy Christian, 8-2;

-Lucasville Valley, 4-6;

-Williamsburg, 3-7;

-Worthington Christian, 6-2.

The Pioneers of Jonathan Alder will also be playing in a higher division this season as they have moved up from Division IV to D-III.

The Pioneers will play in Region 11, where they will be joined by the following teams:

-The Plains Athens, 9-1;

-Columbus Beechcroft, 6-4;

-Bellbrook, 10-0;

-Bellefontaine, 7-3;

-Bexley, 1-9;

-Columbus Bishop Hartley, 8-2;

-Columbus Bishop Watterson, 5-5;

-Buckeye Valley, 5-5;

-Columbus Centennial, 7-3;

-Columbus Eastmoor Academy, 9-1;

-Granville, 9-1;

-Columbus Hamilton Township, 5-5;

-Columbus Independence, 4-5;

-Jackson, 7-3;

-London, 9-1;

-Marietta, 4-5;

-Washington Court House Miami Trace, 2-;

-Thornville Sheridan, 9-1;

-Columbus South, 6-4;

-Dresden Tri-Valley, 9-1;

-Chillicothe Unioto, 7-3;

-Vincent Warren, 2-8;

-Mount Orab Western Brown, 4-6;

-Wilmington, 4-6;

-Zanesville Maysville, 5-5.

The Wildcats of North Union and the Monarchs of Marysville will not be making any divisional moves this season.

They will, however, will be joined by some new teams in their regions.

North Union will continue to compete in Division V’s Region 18, while Marysville will compete in Division I’s Region 2.

The following teams are in Region 18:

-Lima Bath, 0-10;

-Beachwood, 6-4;

-Brooklyn, 3-7;

-Doylestown Chippewa, 6-4.

-Pemberille Eastwood, 6-4;

-Bloomdale Elmwood, 2-8;

-Elyria Catholic, 8-2;

-Fairview Park Fairview, 4-6;

-Genoa Area, 10-0;

-Millbury Lake, 7-3;

-Kansas Lakota, 4-6;

-Findlay Liberty-Benton, 4-6;

-Cleveland Heights Lutheran East, 4-6;

-West Salem Northwestern, 3-7;

-Northwood, 9-1;

-Oak Harbor, 9-1;

-Orrville, 9-1;

-Tontogany Ostego, 7-3;

-Paulding, 3-7;

-Marion Pleasant, 8-2;

-Swanton, 3-7;

-Garfield Heights Trinity, 2-8;

-Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 3-7;

-Apple Creek Waynedale, 3-7;

-Willard, 5-5;

-Bucyrus Wynford, 6-4.

The following teams in Region 2 will join the Monarchs:

-Beavercreek, 1-9;

-Toledo Bowsher, 4-6;

-Centerville, 2-8;

-Delaware Hayes, 6-4;

-Dublin Coffman, 9-1;

-Dublin Jerome, 5-5;

-Findlay, 4-6;

-Hilliard Bradley, 9-1;

-Kettering Fairmont, 7-3;

-Miamisburg, 7-3;

-Clayton Northmont, 9-1;

-Perrysburg, 4-6;

-Springboro, 5-5;

-Springfield, 8-2;

-Toled Start, 6-4;

-Huber Heights Wayne, 6-3;

-Toledo Whitmer, 8-2.

Preseason practices for the 2019 gridiron season will begin on Thursday Aug. 1.

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