Blue Devils face Hoban at Massillon's Paul Brown Stadium

Blue Devils face Hoban at Massillon's Paul Brown Stadium

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Blue Devils face Hoban at Massillon's Paul Brown Stadium

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COLUMBUS – Zanesville officially found out Sunday afternoon where it is headed next.

The 12-1 Blue Devils will take on Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in the Division III state semifinals.

Hoban won the Region 7 title after defeating Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 24-21 last week. The Knights opened the postsesaon with a 35-21 win over New Philadelphia then beat Louisville 21-14 in the regional semifinal.

The Knights also have eight wins over teams with winning records and defeated five playoff teams in the regular season — Canton McKinley (49-0), Akron Buchtel (25-0), Youngstown Ursuline (27-0), St. Vincent-St. Mary (24-7) and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (49-10). Their lone loss was 35-14 to Cleveland Benedictine.

Hoban led by as much as 17-0 against the Irish last week. The Knights forced three turnovers in the second half, two of those were returned for touchdowns.

Pre-sale tickets are $8 and will be on sale from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the high school athletic office. Tickets will also be on sale from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the high school lobby.

Tickets are $10 at the gate.

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