OHSAA announces 2019 divisional assignments

From Staff Reports

COLUMBUS — The East Palestine football team is going back to Division VI after spending the last two years in Division V.

That was the only change in the area as the Ohio High School Athletic Association approved the football divisional assignments for the upcoming 2019 season on Monday.

According to the OHSAA, 55 teams moved up a division due to enrollment, while 47 moved down. Also, seven moved up a division due to competitive balance, while 14 moved down.

The specific region assignments within each division will be announced next week, along with the 2019 football playoff format. The state championship games return to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton from Dec. 5-7.

2019 OHSAA Football Calendar

Aug. 1 — First day of coaching

Aug. 9-24 — Scrimmage dates

Aug. 29 — Regular season begins

Sept. 24 — First weekly computer points released

Nov. 2 — Regular-Season Ends

Nov. 3 — Final computer points released

Nov. 8-9 — Regional quarterfinals

Nov. 15-16 — Regional semifinals

Nov. 22-23 — Regional finals

Nov. 28 — Thanksgiving

Nov. 29-30 — State semifinals

Dec. 5-7 — State championships in Canton