All four Shelby County high school football teams will earn playoff berths, as well as two other area teams.
According to JoeEitel.com — which the Ohio High School Athletic Association began using for its official computer ratings last year — Sidney, Anna, Fort Loramie, Lehman Catholic, Minster and Riverside all have playoff berths.
In Division II, Region 8, Sidney (9-1) will host Dayton Belmont (9-0). In Division V, Region 20, Anna (7-3) will travel to Middletown Madison (8-2). In Division VII, Region 28, Lehman Catholic will host Lima Perry in a rematch of a Northwest Central Conference game from Week 9.
Fort Loramie, Riverside and Minster’s first-round matchups are still yet to be determined. Due to Delphos St. John’s upset of Coldwater on Friday, the Blue Jays have rocketed in Region 28 standings and will host a first-round game.
Delphos St. John’s beat Lima Central Catholic in Week 2 and could earn more second-level points on Saturday when LCC travels to Gilmour Academy. If LCC wins, the second-level points St. John’s will earn will boost them to the No. 3 seed in Region 28, while Minster (6-4) will be No. 4. If LCC loses, Minster will be No. 3 and St. John’s will be No. 4.
Fort Loramie (8-2) is the No. 5 seed and will travel to whichever team is the No. 4 seed. Riverside (6-4) is the No. 6 seed and will travel to whichever team is the No. 3 seed.
Full playoff pairings will be posted on sidneydailynews.com on Sunday when announced by the OHSAA.
Versailles 21, New Bremen 6
After a scoreless first half, Versailles scored three consecutive touchdowns to take control and earn a Midwest Athletic Conference win to close out the regular season on Friday.
George Grow ran for a 21-yard touchdown, Kurtis Rutschilling ran for a 3-yard touchdown, and Noah Waymire ran for 1-yard score for the Tigers. New Bremen scored when Caleb Alig returned a kickoff 76 yards for a touchdown after Versailles’ last score.
Versailles had 246 yards of offense, while New Bremen had 57. Noah Grisez led Versailles with 96 rushing yards on 19 carries, while Grow had 71 yards on 13 carries and Garrett Thompson had 52 yards on 15 carries.
Avery Powers led New Bremen with 55 rushing yards on 18 carries.
Versailles finishes with a 4-6 record, while New Bremen finishes with a 3-7 record.
Lehman Catholic 45, Riverside 14
Lehman scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to pull out to a 35-6 lead over Riverside and spark a big Northwest Central Conference win on Friday. The win secured Lehman (9-1, 7-0 NWCC) the conference title outright.
Lehman quarterback Elliot Gilardi rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries and completed 4-of-10 passes for 39 yards, including a touchdown pass to Kameron Lee. Owen Smith ran for 127 yards and two touchdowns for Lehman on 12 carries and also had a 46-yard punt return. Lee had three receptions of 35 yards.
Luke Roby led Riverside with 116 rushing yards on 11 carries. Gaven Anderson had 39 rushing yards and one touchdown on nine carries, and Darrick Cotterman had 13 rushing yards and one touchdown on three carries.
Tyler Sollmann led Lehman with 15 tackles, and Gavin Stallard led Riverside with eight.
Fort Loramie 32, Tri-County North 0
The Redskins (8-2, 7-1 Cross County Conference) scored all their points in the first half. No statistics or other information was reported.
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