Following the conclusion of the football regular-season Saturday night, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released the first-round playoff pairings Sunday afternoon. Unless otherwise noted, all first-round games will be played on Friday, October 28, with kickoffs set for 7 p.m. The top eight seeds in each region will serve as hosts for the first-round games.

For the second-consecutive season, the top 16 schools in each region qualified for the postseason, giving playoff berths to 448 schools.

The regional playoffs will follow bracket format (see bracket link below). Second-round games will be played on Friday, November 4, at the better seeded team’s venue. Neutral sites will be used beginning in the third round, with Divisions I, II, III and V playing on Friday, November 11, and Divisions IV, VI and VII playing on Saturday, November 12.

Tickets for all games must be purchased in advance at

The final complete football report showing all teams in every region is posted at:

Galion area high school playoff games this Friday:

The Galion Tigers (6-4) travel to Bellevue (6-4) to take on their former Northern Ohio League foe

Colonel Crawford (8-2) hosts Castalia Margaretta (8-2)

Northmor (5-5) travels to Bellaire (6-4) — this game will take place on Saturday at 1:30 PM

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