The 12-0 Loudonville Redbirds will try to get to their first final four in football since 1990, when they take on 12-0 and defending Division VI state champion Kirtland at Medina, Friday at 7:30pm. Both teams won big last week in their regional semifinals.
After finishing last season at 5-17, the Madison boys basketball team is hoping for improvement this season. Madison coach Tim Mergel, welcomes back seven letter winners from a season ago led by William Buckley, Tyrell Ajian, Austin Finley and Jabari Caldwell.
For the fifth time in school history dating back to 1980, the Wynford football team will be playing in the regional final and fourth since 2005, after downing Van Buren 25-15 in the Division VI regional semifinal last Friday. Their opponent in the Division VI Region 20 final, Tinora, earned the right by dusting Spencerville 37-0 in their bracket semi. For the Rams, this is their tenth time in the OHSAA football playoffs and second straight.
It was arguably the most successful regular season in Ontario history on the hardwood last year. As the Warriors finished at #1 in the Division II Associated Press poll for the first time. Starting their camapaign a perfect 21-0 and capturing an N.O.L. title before faltering down the stretch.
Top-seeded Olentangy looked like the best team in Division 2 Region 5 Friday night, knocking off Wooster 31-6 at Arlin Field in the regional semifinals.
The Loudonville Redbirds were firing on all cylinders Friday night, mainly in the second half. Leading by 7 at the break, the Redbirds scored 21 points to take down the Mogadore Wildcats 42-14.