COLUMBUS – Practices for all fall sports get underway today for member schools of the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Aug. 1 has been set as the universal practice start date for all OHSAA-sanctioned fall sports, which include girls tennis, girls and boys golf, girls and boys cross country, field hockey, boys and girls soccer, volleyball and football.
School Sports Schedules Available: http://schedules.myohsaa.org/
At the link above, type in the first few letters of the desired school into the search bar, select the school and then click “Search.” Click on the “School Information” link in the upper right corner. The list of sports can be found on the lower left side.
Football Updates and Notes
Of the OHSAA’s 824 member schools, 723 sponsor football teams, which is eight more schools than 2013 (see list below). Seven of the eight new schools are in Division VII. A total of 224 schools – 32 in each Division – will qualify for the playoffs when the final computer ratings are announced Nov. 2. During the 2014 playoffs, Divisions II, III, IV and VI will play on Fridays, while Divisions I, V and VII will play on Saturdays (same format as 2013).
State Championships Information
One of the divisions playing on Fridays during the playoffs will play its state championship game Dec. 4. The other Friday divisions will play their state championship games Dec. 5, while the Saturday divisions will play their state championship games Dec. 6. The state championships schedule will be announced after the state semifinals. For the first time since 1989, the state championship games will be hosted at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
Special State Championships Ticket Packages Available from Greater Columbus Sports Commission: http://www.columbussports.org/events/ohsaa-state-football-championships/
OHSAA Radio Network Information: http://www.ohsaa.org/news/Radio/radiohome.asp
Statewide Football Broadcasts: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/ft/boys/OHSAAFootballRadioListing.pdf
Columbus City Schools to reclassified Sept. 10
Due to the closure of Columbus Brookhaven High School and in accordance with OHSAA Bylaw 2-1-6, all OHSAA member high schools within the Columbus City School District will be reclassified based upon the actual number of boys and girls enrolled in grades 10, 11 and 12 as of September 10, 2014. This could alter the divisional and regional alignments for some schools.
New Football Schools in 2014