Football playoffs: Regional semifinal pairings for area teams

Here’s the Week 12, regional semifinals schedule for area high school football playoff teams. All games will be played at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 10. The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced neutral sites on Sunday.

Several factors determine where games are played: field surface, spectator seating, lighting quality, locker room size and distance from the field, available parking, a separate locker room for officials and even press box size and accommodations.

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It’s not mandatory, but most games at this point in the postseason are held on artificial surfaces. Also, the OHSAA tries to land a stadium that is halfway between each participating team. Schools must be willing to host a game to be considered.

Teams that win in this round advance to the Week 13 regional finals. After that, two more postseason weeks remain: the state semifinals and state championships.

The state title games return to Stark County at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton from Nov. 30-Dec. 2. This is a super-sized, NFL-quality structure that was built on the site of Canton’s former Fawcett Stadium and next to the NFL Hall of Fame.

Division I, Region 3

Centerville (10-1) vs. Pickerington North (9-2) at Springfield Evans Stadium

Division II, Region 8

Sidney (10-1) vs. Cin. La Salle (9-2) at Miamisburg Holland Field

Division III, Region 11

Bellefontaine (10-1) vs. Dresden Tri-Valley (10-1) at Westerville Central Warhawk Field

Division III, Region 12

Trotwood-Madison (11-0) vs. Dunbar (8-3) at Vandalia Butler Memorial Field at Good Samaritan Athletic Complex

Chaminade Julienne (8-3) vs. New Richmond (9-2) at Monroe Hornet Stadium

Division IV, Region 14

St. Marys Memorial (10-1) vs. Shelby (11-0) at Marion Harding Ohio Health Field at Harding Stadium

Division IV, Region 16

Valley View (11-0) vs. Clinton-Massie (10-1) at Beavercreek Frank Zink Field at Miami Valley Hospital Stadium

Division V, Region 20

Madison (9-2) vs. Cin. Hills Christian Academy (8-2) at Lakota East

Division VI, Region 24

Coldwater (8-3) vs. Lima Central Catholic (10-1) at Wapakonetz Harmon Field

Marion Local (11-0) vs. Spencerville (9-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium

Division VII, Region 28

Minster (7-4) vs. Convoy Crestview (10-1) at Lima Spartan Stadium

Lehman Catholic (10-1) vs. Delphos St. John’s (7-4) at Harrod Allen East Goodwin Field

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