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Few changes for Mahoning Valley football teams

Here are the division and region assignments for area teams the 2011 and 2012 high school football seasons, announced by the OHSAA on Thursday. The complete list can be found at ohsaa.org:

Division I (Region 1)

Austintown Fitch

Boardman

Warren Harding

Division II (Region 5)

Canfield

Chaney*

East*

Howland

Division III (Region 9)

Hubbard

Niles

Division III (Region 11)

Beaver Local

Cardinal Mooney

East Liverpool

Poland

Salem

Struthers

West Branch

Division IV (Region 13)

Brookfield

Champion

Girard

LaBrae

Lakeview

Liberty

Newton Falls

Division V (Region 17)

Campbell Memorial

Columbiana

Crestview

East Palestine

Lisbon

South Range

Southern

Springfield

United

Ursuline

Division VI (Region 21)

Jackson-Milton

Leetonia

Lowellville

Mathews

McDonald

Mineral Ridge

Sebring

Southington

Warren JFK

Wellsville

Western Reserve

Youngstown Christian

*The expected reorganization of the Youngstown City Schools would result in one high school for athletic purposes; therefore, the enrollments of Chaney and East would be combined.

By Rob Todor

todor@vindy.com

High school football fans in the Mahoning Valley will notice very few changes for teams in the OHSAA computer ratings the next two years.

The biggest change will involve the future of the Youngstown city high school, whatever it’s called, assuming the proposed reorganization goes through as planned.

The OHSAA released the division alignments and region assignments for the 2011 and 2012 seasons on Thursday.

Until the OHSAA is formally notified of the Youngstown reorganization, both Chaney and East will be listed as Division II. Once the reorganization is complete, the single Youngstown high school will be Div. I.

Other than that there are just a few changes.

In Div. III, the Mahoning County schools (Cardinal Mooney, Poland, Struthers and West Branch) have been moved from Region 9 to Region 11, joining Beaver Local, East Liverpool and Salem.

Hubbard and Niles remain in Region 9.

Five schools have changed divisions.

Campbell Memorial, which qualified for the playoffs last season in Div. IV, will be in Div. V the next two seasons.

Columbiana and Southern Local both move up to Div. V.

Also Brookfield moves up to Div. IV from Div. V, and Mineral Ridge moves down from V to VI.

All told, there are three area teams in Div. I, four in Div. II, nine in Div. III, seven in Div. IV, 10 in Div. V and 12 in Div. VI.


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(216 comments)

Why does the "Latest Fans on Blitz" box overlap the right side of the story? Is it my computer or your site?

posted 3 years, 2 months ago

(174 comments)

Woe to those teams who now have to face Cardinal Mooney in Region 11. The winner of that region is now very predictable every year. 80% of the time it will be Mooney, and 15% percent of the time it will be Steubenville. I thought this "competitive re-alignment" was supposed to help teams that are at a disadvantage to the local football factories like Mooney, Ursuline and Big Red. At least our local teams in Region 9 will now have a fighting chance to make the state semi's with Mooney out of that region.

posted 3 years, 2 months ago

(137 comments)

dubfun,
The two things you referenced in your fiest sentence of concern have nothing to do with one another.

The "Competitive Balance" thing, which would probably make Mooney D2 or D1, is still being voted on. If it passes (and chances seem slim) that would not go into effect until 2012 or 2013.

The redistricting In D3 has to do with a decent amount of Cleveland and Akron area D2 schools falling down a division, so Region 9 had like 33-34 schools and they had to take a county on the Region 11 border and switch it over. Mahoning County was Region 11 before 2009 too. It's all based on geography, and it happens that Region 11 is LOADED.

posted 3 years, 2 months ago

(1095 comments)

Hubbard obviously had no chance to make it to the state semi's the past two years. They got steamrolled 55-0 vs. Mooney then lost last year to an average Akron SVSM team.

The playoffs weed out the teams that are not championship caliber.

And in regards to the competitive balance thing (as TS1227 said it has a slim chance of passing) it would push Mooney and Ursuline up, but by maybe a division at the most.

posted 3 years, 2 months ago


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