Crestview vs. Ada set for Wapak’s Harmon Field

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The battle for the Northwest Conference in the second round of the playoffs will be at Wapakoneta.

Crestview (9-2) will meet Ada (9-2) in the second round of the Division VI playoffs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Wapakoneta’s Harmon Field.

All the sites for the second-round high school football playoff games were released on Sunday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Also on Friday, in Division V, Kenton (11-0) will meet Wooster Triway (9-2) at 7:30 p.m. at Mansfield’s Arlin Field.

On Saturday, in Division VII, Delphos St. John’s (7-4) will play Tiffin Calvert (7-4) at 7 p.m. at Findlay’s Donnell Stadium.

Also on Saturday, in Division V, Coldwater (9-2) will meet Doylestown Chippewa (9-2) at 7 p.m. at Tiffin’s Frost-Kalnow Stadium.

On Saturday, in Division VII, two-time defending state champion Marion Local (11-0) will play Covington (11-0) at 7 p.m. at Piqua’s Alexander Stadium.

The Crestview-Ada game will be a rematch of the regular-season NWC game in which Crestview posted a 63-12 victory.

It marks Crestview’s second time in the playoffs. Friday was the Knights’ first playoff victory when it defeated Lima Central Catholic 48-35. Crestview pounded out 407 yards on the ground.

Leading the way for the Knights was Malcolm Oliver, who ran for 208 yards on 30 carries with three TDs.

This is Ada’s ninth trip to the playoffs. The Bulldogs defeated NWC-rival Delphos Jefferson 27-22 in the opening round.

Ada quarterback Matt Wilcox completed 23 of 29 for 229 yards. he also ran 14 times for 63 yards. Wilcox threw for two TDs, ran for one and had an 85-yard interception return for a TD.

Unbeaten Kenton is making its 10th trip to the playoffs and is going for its third state title. Kenton had little trouble steamrolling Galion, 58-14.

For Kenton, quarterback Grant Sherman completed 37 of 50 for 510 yards with eight TDs. He did all that in the first half, before being lifted in the second half and his team ahead 58-0.

The eight TD passes in a game is one short of the state record of nine, held by Sherman, former Kenton quarterback Maty Mauk and five others.

Kenton wide receiver Kollin Stollar had eight catches for 169 yards and four TDs. Justin Sawmiller had 10 catches for 161 yards and one TD.

Delphos St. John’s now stands 50-9 in the playoffs over its 16 appearances. The Blue Jays have won six state titles, with the last one coming in 2010.

St. John’s ran for 405 yards in a 33-18 victory over Leipsic. Fullback Luke MacLennan ran for 174 yards on nine carries, while Tyler Jettinghoff racked up 151 yards on 20 carries.

Coldwater is coming off a 42-16 victory over Pemberville Eastwood. Coldwater quarterback Brody Hoying ran for 223 yards on 26 carries with four TDs. In the air, Hoying completed 7 of 12 for 98 yards and one TD.

Marion Local ran all over Fort Loramie, 63-14. Marion Local quarterback Adam Bertke completed 8 of 9 for 145 yards. He ran for two TDs.

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