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High School Scoreboard

NWOAL Archbold (8-0) at Wauseon (5-2) – Liberty Center (6-2) at Evergreen (2-6) – Delta (4-4) at Patrick Henry (5-3) – Swanton (0-8) at Bryan (4-4) – TRAC Clay (2-6) at Whitmer (6-2) – Central (6-2) at Fremont Ross (7-1) – Findlay (5-3) at St. John’s (3-4) – St. Francis (3-5) at Lima Senior (3-4) – NLL Northview (5-3) at Anthony Wayne (6-2) – Springfield (1-6) at Perrysburg (5-3) – Napoleon (2-6) at Southview (4-4) – Maumee (0-8) at Bowling Green (1-7) – WBL Bath (5-3) at St. Marys (6-2) – Defiance (3-5) Ottawa-Glandorf (5-3) – Van Wert (7-1) at Elida (4-4) – GMC Fairview (3-5) at Ayersville (4-3) – Hicksville (1-7) at Tinora (7-1) – Edgerton (4-4) at Antwerp (4-4) – Wayne Trace (2-6) at Pauding (0-8) – NWC Allen East (6-2) at Leipsic (5-3) – Spencerville (4-4) at Columbus Grove (8-0) – TAAC Edon (7-1) at Lakota (6-2) – Hilltop (0-7) at Cardinal Stritch (4-2) – Margaretta (0-7) at Montpelier (0-6) – BVC Liberty-Benton (6-1) at Arcadia (3-5) – Pandora-Gilboa (4-4) at Riverdale (2-6) – N8 Stryker (1-4) at Britton-Deerfield (7-0)
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Unofficial playoff pairings

Unofficial playoff matchups of teams in coverage area (official announcement will be Sunday)Divisions I, II, III and IV will play on Fridays at 7 p.m.

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Archbold claims NWOAL title outright

ARCHBOLD – Patrick Henry gave Division VI No. 1 Archbold its first close contest in the second half on Friday night before the Streaks pulled away with a 28-0 advantage in the second half to prevail, 42-7.
The triumph gives the 10-0 Bluestreaks their second straight outright NWOAL crown and third consecutive overall.
“Our first goal was to beat Wauseon, our second goal was to beat Wauseon and now it’s the big goal: win state,” explained Archbold quarterback DJ Newman.

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Edon has first TAAC title in sights

Edon will play for its first TAAC crown Friday night when the Bombers host Ottawa Hills.
The Bombers (8-1, 2-0 TAAC) had two TAAC games canceled with COVID issues at Northwood and Montpelier shelving games against Edon.
Ottawa Hills is 2-1 in TAAC play while Cardinal Stritch is 3-1 and Northwood is 2-1.

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No. 1 Archbold looking for another outright NWOAL crown; PH trying to play spoiler

A second consecutive outright NWOAL crown is on the line for host Archbold on Friday night as Patrick Henry comes to town looking to play spoiler.
The 9-0 and top-ranked D-VI Streaks (6-0 NWOAL) shared the league title with Liberty Center in 2019. The Tigers will need to take care of business at home against Delta and have rival PH pull off the upset of the Streaks to earn a piece of the league crown.

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Trying to make sense of the playoff scenarios

The new-look Buckeye State prep football playoffs are just a week away. With the playoffs going from 224 teams to 448 this year, the final week of the regular season this year holds extra significance for more teams around the state.
In April, the OHSAA board of directors voted to expand the playoffs from a dozen teams per region to 16 per region.
The move doubled the amount of playoff teams from the traditional eight per region that started in 1999.
Higher seeded teams will host playoff games the first two rounds before regional semifinals and regional finals are played at neutral locations.
Each of the 28 regions in the state will be bracketed like the NCAA basketball tournament with the following first-round matchups: 16 at 1, 15 at 2, 14 at 3, 13 at 4, 12 at 5, 11 at 6, 10 at 7 and 9 at 8.
Here is a look at each of the area regions going into the regular season finales:

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Archbold locks up another NWOAL crown, thumps Wauseon

WAUSEON – Archbold claimed its third consecutive NWOAL crown and fifth straight Lions Club Trophy with 41-7 romp over arch-rival Wauseon at a muddy Harmon Field on Friday night.
It was the third straight season the Fulton County foes played with an NWOAL championship on the line.
Archbold can claim its second straight outright league crown with a home victory over Patrick Henry next week.

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