Mansfield Senior at Massillon Perry
Mansfield Senior 8-2; Massillon Perry 8-2.
•Division II, Region 5:
No. 8 Mansfield Senior 20.7; No. 1 Massillon Perry 31.1.
Mansfield Senior is making its seventh postseason appearance and third in four years … The Tygers have a common opponent with Perry … The Tygers lost 28-21 at Canton McKinley, while Perry blasted the Bulldogs 41-0 … Senior High has outscored teams 107-51 in first quarters this season … Teams are converting third downs against the Tygers at only a 25 percent clip … The defense is allowing just 16 points per game.
Perry is making its seventh playoff appearance and its second in a row after going 0-10 in 2013 … The Panthers were co-champions of the Federal League … They run the wing T on offense and have scored 30 or more points seven times … The defense has allowed no more than 14 points since Week 2 … Their two losses came to Massillon Washington in the season opener 41-37 and to Lake 14-10.
Bay Village Bay at Ashland
Bay 9-1; Ashland 9-1.
•Division III, Region 8:
No. 5 Bay 25.45; No. 4 Ashland 25.75.
Ashland is making its ninth playoff appearance and second in a row … The Arrows are on a six-game winning streak … Since losing 21-7 to Wooster, AHS is averaging almost 40 points per game and giving up just 15 points a night … Ashland ran for 2,034 yards and passed for 1,633 through 10 games … The defense has picked off 15 passes and picked up 10 fumbles.
Bay is making its fourth postseason trip and its second in a row … The Rockets are a 24-21 loss to Rocky River away from a perfect season … The defense has pitched two shutouts and didn’t allow double figures in points in six games … They shared the Great Lakes Conference championship with Rocky River and Parma Heights Holy Name.
Galion at Milan Edison
Galion 8-2; Edison 9-1.
•Division V, Region 16:
No. 8 Galion 14.8889; No. 1 Edison 25.75.
Galion is making its eighth trip into the postseason and its fourth in a row … Since back-to-back losses, the Tigers have won five straight, outscoring opponents by an average of 47-15 in that stretch … Galion has run for 113 first downs, while allowing just 52 by the ground … Since being inserted into the lineup at quarterback, Chase Cooke is 69-for-120 passing for 1,121 yards, 11 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Edison is making its third appearance in the playoffs and its first since 2009 … The Chargers have never won a playoff game … The Chargers shared the Sandusky Bay Conference championship for the first time ever, getting by Perkins in Week 10 on a touchdown with 11 seconds left … Over the last five games the Chargers have allowed opponents to score 20 or more points and four times they’ve scored 28 or more.
Delta at Wynford
Delta 6-4; Wynford 9-1.
•Division VI, Region 20:
No. 8 Delta 13.0486; No. 1 Wynford 21.15.
Delta is making an eighth trip to the playoffs and its second in a row … The Panthers play in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League where it went 4-3 … The Panthers own a win over playoff-bound Wauseon … Their losses have been to Tinora 24-14, Patrick Henry 22-14, Liberty Center 31-21 and Swanton 23-14.
Wynford is making its 14th appearance in the postseason and its 10th trip in 11 seasons … The Royals won the Northern 10 Athletic Conference outright championship, and is riding a nine-game winning streak … Wynford was No. 1 in the conference in scoring and scoring defense at 40.4 and 8.4 respectively … The defense gives up just 89 yards on the ground and 63.6 through the air.
Defiance Ayersville at Colonel Crawford
Ayersville 8-2; Colonel Crawford 9-1.
•Division VI, Region 20:
No. 6 Ayersville 14.3265; No. 3 Colonel Crawford 18.65.
Ayersville is making its 12th appearance in the playoffs, but its first since 2007 … The Pilots were 8-0 but ended the regular season with losses to Hicksville (32-26 in two overtimes) and Tinora (41-0) … Ayersville was 4-2 in the Green Meadows Conference and finished third … The Pilots have seven players on their roster at 200 pounds or heavier.
Colonel Crawford is appearing in just its third postseason, but its third in four seasons … The Eagles only loss was to Wynford and finished second in the Northern 10 … CC led the N10 in rushing with 301.5 yards per game and averaged 39.4 points … The defense allows 17.2 points a night … The offense averages 8.7 yards per play … The Eagles have score 38 or more points over its last seven games.
Fredericktown at Beverly Fort Frye
Fredericktown 8-2; Fort Frye 10-0.
•Division VI, Region 21:
No. 8 Fredericktown 15.6732; No. 1 Fort Frye 21.7803.
Fredericktown is making its eighth playoff appearance, its second in a row and its sixth since 2006 … The Freddies shared the Mid Oho Athletic Conference Blue Division championship with Highland … Fredericktown has run for 2,777 yards and passed for 1,241 more, plus it has scored 49 touchdowns … The defense has produced 10 interceptions and 10 fumble recoveries.
Fort Frye is making its fourth postseason trip and its third since 2012, but it has yet to win a playoff game … The Cadets were No. 7 in the final Division VI AP state poll … They play in the Pioneer Valley Conference … The defense didn’t allow double digits in six games … It beat four teams with .500 or better records this year, including a 15-9 victory over 9-1 Caldwell.
West Unity Hilltop at Lucas
Hilltop 6-4; Lucas 9-1.
•Division VII, Region 24:
No. 6 Hilltop 7.301; No. 3 Lucas 14.3217.
Hilltop is making its making it third postseason trip and its first since 2008 … The Cadets have never won a playoff game … Hilltop comes into Lucas riding a four-game losing streak and three of those four teams had losing records … The Cadets play in the Buckeye Border Conference in extreme northwest Ohio.
Lucas is making its fourth playoff appearance, its second in a row and its first as a playoff host … Mason Galco finished with 25 touchdowns and 155 points after running for 1,655 yards for a 7.96 yards per carry average … The Cubs have 15 interceptions on defense and seven fumble recoveries … Ryan Cook reached the century mark with 100 tackles this season.
Rob McCurdy is a sports writer at the News Journal and can be reached at email@example.com or 419-521-7241. On Twitter follow @McMotorsport.