High school football is meant to be played on Friday nights, but a lot of games take place on Saturdays – especially in the playoffs. That won’t be the case in the state of Ohio going forward, though.
Responding to requests by its coaches, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has banned playoff games on Saturdays. Instead, all postseason games through the state semifinals will take place on Fridays, per Jeff Gilbert at the Dayton Daily News.
“All playoff games through the state semifinals will be played on Friday nights… For several seasons the playoffs followed the Friday-Saturday model in the regional semifinals, regional finals and state semifinals. That schedule had Divisions I, II, III and V playing on Fridays and Divisions IV, VI and VIII playing on Saturdays…”
The first Friday night for teams in Ohio this year is August 18. The season runs through October 21.
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