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Weekend Watch: Ohio DIII

It has been a banner year in the GCL South and the Ohio Division III, Region 12 playoff seeding recognized it.

McNicholas returns to the postseason, earning the No. 2 seed with Roger Bacon being seeded third.

Roger Bacon Ben RoseWyoming, who made it to the state semi-finals a year ago, is back in the mix too, finishing the year ranked sixth in the region's Harbin points.

Eaton looks to build on its 10-0 regular season with some playoff wins.

Here's a quick breakdown of the opening round of regional action:

DIVISION III, REGION 12
games played on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

#7 Dayton Dunbar (7-3) vs. #2 McNicholas (8-2) at Turpin
This will be no picnic for either team. McNicholas will stick to their game plan and keep the Wolverines off the field with their methodical rushing attack led by quarterback Matt Staubach. Dunbar has many weapons and a strong ground game with DeShawn Marshall, Leo Montgomery and D'Gary Wallace, all who are capable of game-breaking runs. Big-time players make plays in big games and that's so keep an eye on Wolverines' defensive back Roger Williamson.

#6 Wyoming (9-1) at #3 Roger Bacon (7-3)
Roger Bacon must stop the pass plain and simple. The Kyle Seyfried-to-Jonathon Tighe connection has hooked up 21 times for 615 yards and eight touchdowns in four games together this season for Wyoming. Seyfried suffered a broken foot in the second half of Cowboys' first game. He has been back for three games and is on fire with back-to-back five passing touchdown performances. The Roger Bacon secondary has come up with 12 interceptions, but has also allowed 13 pass plays of 41 or more yards, seven of which have gone for touchdowns and five additional plays of 61 yards or more.

#5 Jackson (9-1) at #4 Eaton (10-0)
Jackson comes into the game having won nine straight. They have only beaten two teams all season with a winning record, but those foes have come in the last four weeks. Eaton has allowed more than seven points only once all season. The Eagles' offense is clicking behind the arm of Cole French and the legs of Nathan Clark. They are averaging 44.8 points per game over their last five outings. Eaton's balance is good enough to get them to the regional finals.


Written by: Greg Shoemaker, TriStateFootball.com

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