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Delphos St. John’s (7-4) vs. Fremont St. Joseph CC (10-1)



Division VI, Region 22



Where: Bowling Green State University’s Doyt L. Perry Field



When: 7:30 p.m. Friday



When St. John’s has the ball: The Blue Jays look to run the football first. In last week’s 36-29 quarterfinal win over Leipsic, St. John’s running back Tyler Jettinghoff ran for 84 yards on 26 carries. Luke MacLellan added 72 yards on five carries. Quarterback Mark Boggs kept the Leipsic defense honest by completing 10 of 19 passes for 151 yards. St. John’s is scoring 22.8 points per outing.



Fremont St. Joseph is giving up 15 points per game.



Edge: St. John’s



When Fremont SJCC has the ball: In last week’s 27-3 quarterfinal win over Ottawa Hills, St. Joseph QB Zach Yeckley passed for 251 yards and three TDs. He also ran for a score. The Crimson Streaks have averaged 30.2 points per game.



Defensively, St. John’s is giving up 15.3 points per game.



Edge: Fremont SJCC



Odds and ends: The last meeting between the two schools was in the second round of the 1997 playoffs when the Blue Jays defeated the Crimson Streaks 19-7.



Ottawa-Glandorf (11-0) vs. Genoa Area (11-0)



Division IV, Region 14



Where: Findlay’s Donnell Stadium



When: 7:30 p.m. Friday



When O-G has the ball: It’s no secret what O-G wants to do. The Titans want to run the ball as much as possible. In its 72-0 rout of Lorain Clearview in quarterfinal action, the Titans rolled up 519 yards rushing and scored on its first nine possessions. Quarterback Caleb Siefker led the way, rushing for 184 yards on 12 carries with four touchdowns. Tristan Parker added 138 yards on 12 touches and two TDs. O-G is scoring 44.9 points per game.



Defensively, Genoa is giving up just 12.2 points per game.



Edge: Draw



When Genoa has the ball: The Comets have an explosive offense. Kyle Nutter leads the way for Genoa. In last week’s 42-21 quarterfinal victory over Columbus Bishop Ready, Nutter rushed for 187 yards and two TDs. His brother David Nutter added 138 yards and a score. On the season, Genoa is scoring 51.5 points per game.



O-G’s defense held Clearview to 294 total yards. Opponents are scoring, on the average, 10.5 points per game against O-G.



Edge: Draw



Odds and ends: O-G is 0-2 against Genoa. This will be a huge test for two very good offensive lines.



Coldwater (11-0) vs. West Liberty-Salem (11-0)



Division V, Region 20



Where: Piqua’s Alexander Stadium



When: 7 p.m. Saturday



When Coldwater has the ball: The Cavaliers can both pass and run the football. In its 42-7 quarterfinal win over Casstown Miami East, Coldwater quarterback Austin Bruns torched the defense, passing for 353 yards and five TDs. Bruns spread his passes around. Caleb Siefring had four catches for 81 yards and two TDs. Mitch Schoenherr had three receptions for 80 yards and a score. Josh Huber had three catches for 69 yards and a TD. Brody Hoying hauled in two balls for 22 yards and a score. On the season, Coldwater is scoring 36.4 points per game.



Defensively, West Liberty-Salem is giving up 14.5 points per contest.



Edge: Draw



When West Liberty-Salem has the ball: West Liberty-Salem is putting up 46.2 points per game. In last week’s 28-14 quarterfinal win over Dayton Christian, WL-Salem rolled up 295 rushing yards. Quarterback Riley Sims rushed for 144 yards on 35 carries.



Coldwater’s defense has been stellar this season. Opponents are scoring just 5.5 points per game against the Cavaliers. Coldwater has recorded four shutouts this season.



Edge: Coldwater



Odds and ends: Both teams boast very solid offensive units. This will surely be West Liberty-Salem’s biggest test of the season on the defensive side of the ball.



Ada (10-1) vs. St. Henry (8-3)



Division VI, Region 24



Where: Lima Stadium



When: 7:30 p.m. Friday



When Ada has the ball: In last week’s 50-15 whitewashing of Waynesfield-Goshen, Ada quarterback Mason Acheson passed for 314 yards and four TDs. Kellen Decker rushed for 103 yards for the Bulldogs. All season long, Ada has proven it can do damage with both the run and pass. The Bulldogs are scoring 40.8 points per outing.



St. Henry is holding opponents to 16.8 points per contest.



Edge: Ada



When St. Henry has the ball: In its 45-21 quarterfinal victory over Fort Loramie, St. Henry quarterback Kyle Stahl was 22-of-28 passing with two TDs. Adam Reichert rushed for 98 yards and had three scores. The Redskins are scoring 26.5 points per game.



Defensively, Ada is holding opponents to 12.7 points per game. The Bulldogs have recorded four shutouts.



Edge: Ada



Odds and ends: With both teams coming off easy quarterfinal wins, this game will really test both defensive units.



Minster (9-2) vs. Marion Local (9-2)



Division VI, Region 24



Where: Piqua’s Alexander Stadium



When: 7:30 p.m. Friday



When Minster has the ball: Minster’s offense clicked on all cylinders in last week’s 48-7 win over Tri-County North. Minster QB Adam Niemeyer was 15-of-21 passing for 257 yards and five TDs. In the win over Tri-County North, Niemeyer became the first Minster signal-caller to throw for more than 2,000 yards in a season. Niemeyer has plenty of weapons. Against Tri-County North, Devon Peoppelman caught three passes for 67 yards. Ethan Wolfe had three receptions for 34 yards and two TDs. Running back Korey Schultz rushed for 106 yards and a score. On the season, Minster is scoring 31.5 points per game.



Defensively, Marion Local has given up 18.9 points per outing.



Edge: Minster



When Marion Local has the ball: Quarterback Adam Bertke and running back Jacy Goettemoeller lead the Flyers on the offensive side of the ball Marion Local is scoring 31.7 points per game.



On the season, Minster is giving up 14.5 points per game.



Edge: Marion Local



Odds and ends: With two very good offenses, the game could come down to turnovers and time of possession.





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