The Eagles led 23-13 late in the fourth quarter, but could not hold on against the Irish.
The Penguins hadn't beaten the Golden Flashes in Kent since 1996.
The Buckeyes trail Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State and TCU.
Hubbard, Ursuline and Western Reserve are the Valley's surviving high school football teams.
Fourteen area teams made the playoffs.
Cole Durina scored the only goal of the match in overtime.
Poland forced overtime in the final minute of regulation.
Beachwood will face South Range in a regional final at noon on Saturday at Ravenna High School.
South Range will play in a regional final at noon on Saturday.
Akron Hoban beat Hubbard, 27-25,25-17 and 25-18.
Cardinal Mooney is one win away from the Division III girls soccer state tournament.
The latest computer ratings.
Dan Peters, 60, died after battling pancreatic cancer.
How the Valley's NFL players did in Week 8.
Cross country teams from McDonald and Maplewood are going back to the state meet next week.
Warren JFK graduate Jason Kokrak shot an up-and-down round of 69 in the third round of the McGladrey Classic.
Regional-bound: Poland, South Range and Badger captured boys district soccer titles on Saturday.
Hubbard spotted Mantua Crestwood the first two games, but won the last three.
Mooney beat Lakeview, 2-1, while Poland beat Ravenna, 4-1.
The Giants took the opener, 7-1.
Warren JFK's Ryan Fowler and LaBrae's Haylee Harford won individual state golf championships Saturday.
Saturday's prep football roundup
The Buckeyes struggled much of the day, but took control in the second half.
The Penguins gave the Illini all they wanted for most of the game.
Jamestown's Tyler Filliben hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning.
The Indians lead, 1-0, in the top of the fourth inning.
Jason Kokrak shot a first-round 78 Thursday in the PGA Championship.
Penguins, Illini will kick off at noon on Aug. 30.
Cleveland Indians left-hander T.J. House will start for the Scrappers on Wednesday night.
McDonald High graduate Matthias Tayala won the hammer throw at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships on Thursday.
Jason Lee, already a teacher at Howland, has been hired as the Tigers' boys basketball coach.
The Penguins stay alive in the Bloomington Regional.
Garrett Gardner has committed to play at Valparaiso.
YSU will play Indiana State on Saturday in an elimination game.
The Blue Devils are going to the Division IV state tournament next week.
The teams combined for 10 errors.
On his first attempt, Neu crushed his old mark of 65.26m (214-1) with a throw of 66.19m (217-2), which put him in first place at the time.
Poland's Garrett Gardner is the top seed out of the northeast regional.
Woodridge advances to Friday's Division II regional final.
The Western Reserve baseball team beat Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas, 5-3, today in a Division IV regional semifinal at the Lorain Pipe Yard.
Independence defeated South Range, 3-0, today in a Division III softball regional semifinal today at Massillon High School.
The Poland baseball team trails Peninsula Woodridge, 3-0, after five innings in today's Division II regional semifinal at The Ball Park at Hudson.
The Irish rallied from a 5-1 deficit.
The Blue Devils will meet the winner of today's other semifinal between Windham and Cuyahoga Heights.
The LaBrae softball team fell to Akron Manchester, 4-1, today in a Division III regional semifinal at Massillon High School.
Tallmadge ends Poland's tournament run.
The Penguins will play for the Horizon League title at 4 p.m. Saturday.
Poland singles player Garrett Gardner won both of his matches Friday.
The Blue Devils move on to a regional semifinal against the winner of the Barberton district.