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7 ADA (9-3) versus 5 WAYNE TRACE (11-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday

Where: Lima Stadium

When Ada has the ball: In last week’s 35-0 regional semifinal victory over Crestview, Ada’s offense was clicking on all cylinders. The Bulldogs rolled up 220 total yards in the second half, ending the game with 367 total yards. Quarterback Matt Wilcox was 21-of-31 passing with two touchdowns and an interception. Wilcox also added 56 rushing yards on 17 carries. Spencer Archer made five catches for 79 yards, and teammate Austin Dumbaugh caught five passes for 69 yards. Blake Ansley ran for 53 yards on 16 touches and had three TDs.

On the season, Ada is scoring 27.7 points per game.

Wayne Trace is giving up 13.2 points per game.

Edge: Ada

When Wayne Trace has the ball: Wayne Trace’s offense is explosive. For the campaign, the Raiders are putting up 48.8 points per game. Wayne Trace is coming off a 40-7 regional semifinal victory over Tinora. Tinora was the only team to beat Wayne Trace during the regular season. Against Tinora, Wayne Trace quarterback Colby Speice was 15-of-28 passing for 319 yards and four TDs.

Ada’s defense was impressive in its win over Crestview, holding the Knights to just 151 total yards, en route to handing Crestview its first shutout of the season. On the year, Ada is giving up 19.8 points per game.

Edge: Wayne Trace


2 KENTON (12-0) vs. 5 Bryan (12-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. on Friday

Where: Findlay’s Donnell Stadium

When Kenton has the ball: Kenton’s spread offense has been nearly unstoppable this season. In last week’s 46-6 win over Wooster Triway, Kenton quarterback Grant Sherman was 21-of-37 passing for 419 yards, five TDs and three interceptions. Justin Sawmiller had seven catches for 142 yards and two scores. Kollin Stollar hauled in seven balls for 147 yards and a TD.

On the season, Kenton is scoring 46.3 points per contest.

Bryan is giving up 15.6 points per outing.

Edge: Kenton

When Bryan has the ball: In its 46-19 regional semifinal win over Caledonia River Valley, Bryan’s offense rolled up 447 yards. Quarterback Austin Schimmoeller was 14-of-19 passing for 194 yards and an interception. Schimmoeller also rushed for 155 yards on 11 carries. Daniel Pendergrast ran for 69 yards on eight carries.

On the season, the Golden Bears are scoring 49 points per game.

Kenton’s defense has been solid. The Wildcats’ opponents are scoring just 7.7 points per game.

Edge: Draw


5 COLDWATER (10-2) vs. 7 HURON (9-3)

When: 7:00 p.m. on Saturday

Where: Findlay’s Donnell Stadium

When Coldwater has the ball: Coldwater rolled up 393 total yards (242 rushing, 151 passing) in its 49-21 regional semifinal victory over Doylestown Chippewa. Quarterback Brody Hoying accounted for 243 yards. Hoying was 8-of-11 passing for 143 yards and two touchdowns. Hoying also rushed for 100 yards on 12 carries and two scores. The Cavaliers are scoring 35.3 points per game.

Huron is giving up 16.6 points per game.

Edge: Coldwater

When Huron has the ball: In its 17-13 regional semifinal win over Loudonville, Huron quarterback Cody Thompson was 18-of-25 passing for 208 yards. The University of Toledo-bound Thompson also can get the job done with his feet. On the season, Huron is scoring 32.1 points per contest.

Chippewa gained 288 yards against Coldwater last week. For the year, Coldwater has given up 14.5 points per game.

Edge: Huron



When: 7:00 p.m. on Saturday

Where: Piqua’s Alexander Stadium

When Marion Local has the ball: In its thrilling 35-28 regional semifinal win over Covington, Marion Local recorded 324 total yards (199 passing, 125 rushing). Quarterback Adam Bertke completed 16-of-28 passes and had three TDs. The Flyers’ running game was kept in check against Covington, rushing for 125 yards. Bertke had 51 rushing yards and a score.

On the season, Marion Local has scored 36.5 points per outing.

In its 14-7 regional semifinal win over Lehman Catholic, Triad’s defense gave up just 190 yards and had a defensive score. On the season, Triad is giving up 11.7 points per game.

Edge: Draw

When Triad has the ball: Triad lost its starting quarterback Trent McIntyre two weeks ago. For the year, the Cardinals are scoring 32 points per game.

Against Covington, Marion Local gave up 274 rushing yards. Marion Local’s opponents are scoring 8.8 points per game.

Edge: Draw

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