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The Gipper    1,164

In my opinion the Ohio High School playoff structure is completely overbloated with divisions...and in all the wrong places. Here is now the current setup:

 

Division I: 2 regions North and South, 35 schools in N, 37 in S. For schools with 608+ males

 

Division II: 4 regions 27 schools per region. For schools with 403-608 males

 

Division III: 4 regions, 27/26 schools per region. 281-403 males

 

Division IV: 4 regions 27/28 schools per region. 213-280 males

 

Divsion V: 4 regions 27 schools per region. 156-212 males

 

Division VI: 4 regions. 26/27 schools per region. 112-155 males

 

Division VII: 4 regions. 26/27 schools per region. 111 or fewer males.

 

 

I am sorry, but 7 divisions is way too many. Four would do. Or even 3, which I think is what it was at one point. (When I was in school the playoff system didn't even exist). To me, this completely waters down the whole playoff system.

It smacks of a money grab.

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cuwoohio    24

In 1974, it was 3 divisions with 4 regions each. 12 total teams in the playoff, and ironically, there were still "Hoosiers" type teams in the 12. I played for New Philadelphia that year and Moeller, Upper Arlington, Warren Harding and New Phila were the AAA big school teams that made it. Didn't win, but it was special playing in The Shoe.

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Bob806    127

the funding of public schools are a money grab and unconstitutional.

Says the Ohio Supreme Court many years ago.

 

No politician, be it an R or a D has the guts to try to change it. Strange

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mohican    54

In my opinion the Ohio High School playoff structure is completely overbloated with divisions...and in all the wrong places. Here is now the current setup:

 

Division I: 2 regions North and South, 35 schools in N, 37 in S. For schools with 608+ males

 

Division II: 4 regions 27 schools per region. For schools with 403-608 males

 

Division III: 4 regions, 27/26 schools per region. 281-403 males

 

Division IV: 4 regions 27/28 schools per region. 213-280 males

 

Divsion V: 4 regions 27 schools per region. 156-212 males

 

Division VI: 4 regions. 26/27 schools per region. 112-155 males

 

Division VII: 4 regions. 26/27 schools per region. 111 or fewer males.

 

 

I am sorry, but 7 divisions is way too many. Four would do. Or even 3, which I think is what it was at one point. (When I was in school the playoff system didn't even exist). To me, this completely waters down the whole playoff system.

It smacks of a money grab.

 

Prior to the Fall of 1983, there were what, 3 divisions? And they reflected the larger schools. Fall of 1983 Ohio had 4 divisions for football, and our school finally got a chance at the playoffs. I think there were still smaller schools under that platform that didn't get a chance at postseason football unless it was local or league championship games.

 

Our school is a small school that the last two years should have been D6 but due to F/Us by the AD played in D5. In a d6 or D7 public school, especially if they also have fall soccer, 30 kids on the sideline is an average number, and having 40 kids on a D6 or D7 is truly amazing.

 

Our schools only regular season loss was against a D4 school, and they probably had twice the boys out for football as our squad.

 

If the divisions had to be reduced, the only way this to allow smaller rural schools to be competitive is if say D6 and D7 were one division, D4 and D5 one division, etc.

 

As a person with a boy in a D6 school, I don't mind the extra divisions.

 

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The Gipper    1,164

between David Toms and K.J. Choi.....who wins ? I say Choi with a birdie on #17....if it goes to the 18th for the playoff, Toms will win....this is great stuff

Why would you put a pro golf post in the middle of a high school football thread?

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mjp28    156

Why would you put a pro golf post in the middle of a high school football thread?

The boring life of a pitiful troll, how pathetic and sad it must be.

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