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Football Coaches Rules Interpretation Meeting
The deadline to take the Football Rules Meeting for Coaches is August 21 at 11:59 p.m. There will be a $50.00 late fee to take and receive credit for the rules meeting after the deadline. Click here for the meeting.
PLEASE READ: Coaches MUST have their School ID Number to take the rules meeting. School ID Numbers are posted at the following link: http://www.ohsaa.org/members/school_id.htm. Attendance will not be recorded without the School ID Number.
REMINDER: Do not take rules meetings on tablets or mobile devices. Attendance will not be recorded.
OFFICIALS: There is a separate rules meeting for officials. Please visit the OHSAA's officiating page for the volleyball officials rules meeting.
Note: [ Online Rules Meeting Problem Troubleshooting ]

In order to view the online presentation it is recommended that users use IE7.0 or higher; in addition Adobe Flashplayer must be installed on your PC; also, make sure your playback device (speakers) are working properly. Flashplayer is a free download from Adobe and can be downloaded from their web site at http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer. OHSAA will not take phone calls or troubleshoot any user computer hardware or software problems.


2015 OHSAA Football Regular-Season Information

2015 OHSAA Football Playoffs Information

2015 OHSAA Football Jamboree Application
The 2015 OHSAA football jamboree explanation and application are now available. What is a jamboree? Click here to read more.    Click here for the application (.doc)

Feb. 13, 2015 - 2015 Football Rules Changes Continue Focus On Risk Minimization

2014 State Championships: December 4-6

Ohio Stadium, Columbus

Home Team Listed First.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. - Div. III: Toledo Central Catholic 56 The Plains Athens 52 | PDF Box

Friday, Dec. 5, 10:00 a.m. - Div. IV: Cleveland Benedictine 21 Kettering Archbishop Alter 14 | PDF Box

Friday, Dec. 5, 3:00 p.m. - Div. VI: Minster 46 Kirtland 42 | PDF Box

Friday, Dec. 5, 8:00 p.m. - Div. II: Cincinnati LaSalle 55 Macedonia Nordonia 20 | PDF Box

Saturday, Dec. 6, 10:00 a.m. - Div. VII:  Maria Stein Marion Local 41 Norwalk St. Paul 0 | PDF Box

Saturday, Dec. 6, 3:00 p.m. - Div. I: Lakewood St. Edward 31 Huber Heights Wayne 21 | PDF Box

Saturday, Dec. 6, 8:00 p.m. - Div. V: Coldwater 62 Canton Central Catholic 21 | PDF Box

     - Click here to read why the football finals are coming back to Columbus in 2014.

November 6, 2014 - 2014 OHSAA Football Championship Ticket Information

2014 OHSAA State Football Championship Priority Seating On Sale (Press Release from Greater Columbus Sports Commission)

2014 State Championships Parking Maps for Ohio Stadium: Thursday | Friday | Saturday

2014 Weekly Computer Points, Releases and Playoff Notes

Nov. 23: State Semifinal Pairings Release  |  Weekly Notes Packet

Nov. 16: Third Round Pairings Release  |  Weekly Notes Packet

Nov. 9:  Second Round Pairings Release   |   Weekly Notes Packet

Nov. 2:  Final Computer Ratings   |   First Round Pairings Press Release   |   Weekly Notes Packet

Oct. 28: Press Release  |  Full Report  |  Weekly Notes Packet   ...   Oct. 21: Press Release  |  Full Report

Oct. 14: Press Release  |  Full Report   ...   Oct. 7: Press Release  |  Full Report

Sept. 30: Press Release  |  Full Report   ...   Sept. 23: Press Release  |  Full Report


Statewide Playoff Brackets, Pairings, Releases and Information    

Schedule and Format

     - Fridays at 7:30 PM will be Divisions II, III, IV and VI ... Saturdays at 7:00 PM will be Divisions I, V and VII

Playoff Qualifying Teams Information

     - First Round Host Meeting in Columbus: Monday, November 3

     - All Playoff Qualifiers:

          1. Email team photo and caption to layout@RoyalPublishing.com (contact is Mike Schwab, 800-397-5834)

          2. Download and email the 2014 Team Information Form to the OHSAA:  Word Doc

2014 Football Schedules and Information

2014 Regional Boundary Maps

2014 Schools Listed by Division:  I    II    III    IV    V    VI    VII

April 8, 2014 - "Targeting" Defined In High School Football In Effort To Reduce Risk Injury

NOCSAE Statement on Helmet Add-On Products
Aug. 8, 2013 - The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment has issued the following statement regarding third-party helmet add-on products. Click here for the release.   [ Aug. 26 OHSAA Memo to Schools ]

NFHS Partners with USA Football to Advance Player Safety
Aug. 14, 2013 - The NFHS has partnered with USA Football to advance player safety on a national level by endorsing USA Football's Heads Up Football program. Click here for the press release.





2015 OHSAA Football Calendar
Aug. 1 First Day of Coaching
Aug. 8 -Aug. 22 Scrimmage Dates
Aug. 24 -Nov. 1 Regular Season
Oct. 12 Non-Interscholastic Competition No Longer Permitted
Nov. 6-7 Regional Quarterfinals
Nov. 13-14 Regional Semifinals
Nov. 20-21 Regional Finals
Nov. 27-28 State Semifinals
Dec. 3-5 State Championships (in Columbus)

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