Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The OHSAA has some explaining to do

Kirtland gets sent to Green High School? Chagrin Falls gets sent to Warren Harding?


The Ohio High School Athletic Association has a tough job, but you will get no sympathy from folks who root for the top-seeded Hornets or the top-seeded Tigers. The neutral site assignments came out for the regional semifinal high school football games, and Kirtland and Chagrin Falls were left shaking their helmets.

I don't understand the geographical explanation, but I guess it is what is. But what it is ... is wrong!

Treat No. 1 seeds better than that. Start figuring a way to be fair to all teams, there are too many venues available to believe this is the best you can do.

What a mess. Shouldn't bother either team, but as a high school football fan and a member of the media who deals with the OHSAA all the time, it bothers me.

Period, end of discussion.

- BTilton@News-Herald.com


Anonymous RB said...

B...I agree. We went through that in 08 at Kirtland with the journey to Harding to play URSULINE (in their own back yard). OHSAA has never been gifted in geography and we shouldn't expect it now. It was probably a coin toss over a lunch time brew at best in Columbus knowing some of those toads. IMHO.


November 8, 2011 at 3:53 PM 
Anonymous RB said...

The funny thing was we all thought that given the geographic prowess of OHSAA that Eds/Iggy would be at...LAKEWOOD. LOL

November 8, 2011 at 3:54 PM 

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