The site for Saturday night’s second-round playoff game between Meadowbrook and Ridgewood has been set: The Colts and Generals will square off at Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium in New Philadelphia in a Division V, Region 19 semifinal, with kick-off at 7 p.m.
Coach Jeff Twiddy’s squad enters the clash with an 8-3 record while Coach John Slusser’s Generals are 10-1. Meadowbrook is coming off the school’s first playoff game — a 62-13 thrashing of Oak Hill — while Ridgewood upended Amanda Clearcreek by a 41-23 score.
Third-seeded Meadowbrook is riding a six-game winning streak while second-seeded Ridgewood has won four in a row since suffering its only loss to Garaway.
The other Region 19 semifinal features fifth-seeded Bellaire (8-3) against top-seeded Johnstown-Monroe (10-1) at Maysville High in South Zanesville. The winners will meet on Saturday, Nov. 17 for the Region 19 championship and a spot in the Division V state semifinals.
Here’s a look at other regional semifinal games of local interest:
Divison II, Region 7 (Friday) - Tri-Valley (10-1) vs. Wadsworth (11-0) at Dover Crater Stadium
Division III, Region 9 (Friday) - Granville (10-1) vs. Sheridan (10-1) at Newark Paul "Hoss" Starr Stadium at White Field
Division IV, Region 13 (Saturday) - Steubenville (10-1) vs. Hubbard (10-1) at Youngstown Boardman Spartan Stadium
Division IV, Region 15 (Saturday) St. Clairsville (11-0) vs. Bloom-Carroll (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium; Newark Licking Valley (8-3) vs. Indian Valley (10-1) at Duncan Falls Philo Sam Hatfield Stadium
Division VI, Region 23 (Friday) - Bainbridge Paint Valley (11-0) vs. Shadyside (9-2) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium; Fort Frye (10-0) vs. Galion Northmor (10-1) at Pataskala Watkins Memorial Ascena Field
Division VII, Region 25 (Saturday) - Cuyahoga Heights (9-2) vs. East Canton (8-3) at Hudson Memorial Stadium
Division VII, Region Region 27 (Saturday) - Lucas (9-2) vs. Waterford (9-2) at Coshocton Stewart Field