Football: Anna, Lehman Catholic, Fort Loramie make playoffs


Minster will host Riverside in playoff opener

By Bryant Billing - bbilling@sidneydailynews.com



Fort Loramie's Nick Brandewie runs during a Cross County Conference game against Tri-County North on Friday in Fort Loramie. The Redskins are one of five area squads to qualify for postseason play. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Fort Loramie's Nick Brandewie runs during a Cross County Conference game against Tri-County North on Friday in Fort Loramie. The Redskins are one of five area squads to qualify for postseason play. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News


As expected, five area teams area headed to the postseason.

Anna, Fort Loramie, Lehman Catholic, Minster and Riverside have all earned playoff berths and will play in regional quarterfinals on Saturday. Official playoff pairings were released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Sunday.

All Division V and VII playoff games will be on Saturdays this season, in addition to Division IV. Division I, II, III and VI will be on Fridays. All playoff games will kick off at 7 p.m.

All five local schools made the playoffs last year, though all but Lehman and Minster lost in the first round. Lehman lost in the second round, while the Wildcats won the Division VII state championship.

Anna (8-2) finished fifth in Division V, Region 18 and will get one of the longest road trips of any team in the state for a first-round game. The Rockets will make a nearly three-hour drive to play at No. 4 Elyria Catholic (8-2) on Saturday.

Fort Loramie (9-1) finished first in Division VII, Region 28 and will host Hamilton New Miami (6-4) in a first-round game on Saturday.

Minster (7-3) finished No. 3 in Region 28 and will look to start its campaign to defend its 2017 title when it hosts No. 6 Riverside (6-4) in a first-round game on Saturday.

No. 5 Lehman Catholic (7-3) will travel to face No. 4 Ansonia (8-2).

The OHSAA determines playoff berths with the Harbins points system, which awards teams points for victories (first-level points) and points for wins by defeated opponents (second-level points).

Teams are divided into seven divisions, with four regions in each division. The top eight teams in each region advance to the playoffs, and the top four teams in each region host first-round games.

Fort Loramie’s Nick Brandewie runs during a Cross County Conference game against Tri-County North on Friday in Fort Loramie. The Redskins are one of five area squads to qualify for postseason play. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2018/10/web1_Ft-Loramie-v-Tri-County-North-036-7.jpgFort Loramie’s Nick Brandewie runs during a Cross County Conference game against Tri-County North on Friday in Fort Loramie. The Redskins are one of five area squads to qualify for postseason play. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News
Minster will host Riverside in playoff opener

By Bryant Billing

bbilling@sidneydailynews.com

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.

Reach Bryant Billing at 937-538-4818, or follow @SidneyOHSports on Twitter and @BryantBillingSDN on Facebook.