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COLUMBUS  The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors — during its regularly scheduled January meeting today — announced the 2013 state football championship game dates under the new seven-division format.

Division III-IV


COLUMBUS  The 2012 Associated Press Division III-IV All-Ohio high school football teams, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:


First Team

There will be a shake-up around the state next year when the Ohio High School Athletic Association goes to a seven-division format. It will allow more teams to make the playoffs with eight teams in seven divisions as opposed to just six.

Dymonte Thomas has added another item to what is one of the most decorated résumés in Stark County high school football history.

Here's this week's schedule for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship football games in Stark County:


Division VI: Newark Catholic (12-2) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (12-2), 11 a.m., Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

A versatile senior quarterback and two dynamic senior athletes lead the local honorees on the Associated Press Northeast Inland District high school football team, which was released Thursday night.

TWINSBURG  Past experience this season told Manchester it could get into a high-scoring affair and still come out the victor.

Here's your guide to the second-round of the playoffs:

WHEN  Friday, 7:30 p.m.

WHERE  Twinsburg Tiger Stadium

NEW FRANKLIN  They say it’s not where you have been, it’s where you are going that counts.

The Manchester Panthers were down early in the 2012 season. The PAC-7 champions are running hot now with last week’s 21-14 home playoff victory over Hawken in Division IV.