Ohsaa proposal moving ALL playoff games to Friday.

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Ohsaa proposal moving ALL playoff games to Friday.

Post by indianabuck » Wed May 10, 2017 10:08 pm

NBC 4 in Columbus reported this evening the OHSAA will be voting in June on moving ALL football playoff games to Friday night except for the State Championships. They say the games are better attended and they make more money. I'm not sure if it is a good idea or not. I can see both sides. Thoughts?



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Post by Orange and Brown » Wed May 10, 2017 10:12 pm

Just read this on line. It sucks for me as a fan because I like catching 2 games each week lok
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Post by Raider6309 » Thu May 11, 2017 2:49 am

Darn college football. I like Saturday high school games

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Post by farmer » Thu May 11, 2017 10:26 am

With some road trips over 3/sometimes 4 hours away in the first round because the higher rated team gets a home game. Saturday games make it easier for parents who work. As well as the teachers and students in the district. Without having to cancel school.

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Post by Carl Spackler » Thu May 11, 2017 11:12 am

Wait, it's about money not the kids?! Shocker lol

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Post by Bigdog » Thu May 11, 2017 12:40 pm

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Post by Carl Spackler » Thu May 11, 2017 1:02 pm

Farmer,
lol So I got that going for me!

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Post by Tartanblue » Thu May 11, 2017 1:45 pm

If this happens I look for it to only last a year or two, especially if they have trouble finding neutral sites because of schools who usually host playing that night also.

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Post by rxburgfan » Thu May 11, 2017 6:48 pm

Regional games on a Friday would be impossible for schools. Trips could be several hours away. OHSAA makes crazy decisions. Like moving the State games away from Columbus. Columbus is 2 hours from any point in the state. If they vote yes they should have to be bus drivers for period of time.

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Post by mhs95_06 » Fri May 12, 2017 1:13 am

rxburgfan wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 6:48 pm
Regional games on a Friday would be impossible for schools. Trips could be several hours away. OHSAA makes crazy decisions. Like moving the State games away from Columbus. Columbus is 2 hours from any point in the state. If they vote yes they should have to be bus drivers for period of time.
It can't be impossible, half of each weekends teams already play on Fridays. I can see having enough neutral sites in the 2nd round being a problem.

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Post by farmer » Fri May 12, 2017 1:52 pm

Carl Spackler wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 1:02 pm
Farmer,
lol So I got that going for me!
What do you have going for you?

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Post by Firebreather » Fri May 12, 2017 1:56 pm

I also see a major problem with officiating. Gonna be some bad crews getting first round games with them all on one night!

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Post by farmer » Fri May 12, 2017 2:14 pm

Going to be crews that are not use to working together. Then add the pressure of a playoff game. As well as larger crowds. To even if the correct call fans from one side are upset that their season is now over.

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Post by BlindWhiteHat » Sat May 13, 2017 9:43 am

Firebreather wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 1:56 pm
I also see a major problem with officiating. Gonna be some bad crews getting first round games with them all on one night!
Officials only work one playoff game per week. Playing all the games on Friday wouldn't add more officials to the pool. The OHSAA does use officials to evaluate other officials so having all the games on one night would make this much more difficult.

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Post by Mad-Dogg » Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 am

Carl Spackler wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 11:12 am
Wait, it's about money not the kids?! Shocker lol
i agree 100%. as puff daddy said in his song. it's all about the benjamins baby
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Post by Fred Flintstone » Mon May 15, 2017 8:56 pm

Stupid move.

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Post by Tartanblue » Tue May 16, 2017 12:39 am

Money wise it would be smart to keep Friday and Saturday night games as people who love to watch good games will spend money both night.

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Post by osu 77 » Tue May 16, 2017 12:02 pm

I would like them to really work on cutting out 2 practices in one day.

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Post by knightruner » Fri May 19, 2017 2:30 pm

If OHSAA says they will make more money having all games on Friday they are crazy. I know too many people that go to two or three games each weekend​ during the play offs. I am one of them.

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Post by GoBucks1047 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:01 pm

http://www.wcpo.com/sports/high-school- ... ate-finals
OHSAA football playoffs will be played on Friday nights until the state finals

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- All seven divisions of the Ohio high school football playoffs will be played on Friday nights this fall until the state finals in December.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously by a 9-0 vote to approve the formal proposal at its regularly scheduled meeting in Columbus this morning.

The OHSAA plans to send a formal news release regarding the postseason schedule and the regional format June 6.

WCPO.com first reported in April the OHSAA was looking into the possibility of having all seven divisions play on Friday nights since the 2016 playoffs’ attendance was the second-lowest since the tournament expanded to five rounds in 1999.

There was never a question that Division I would remain on Friday but the OHSAA considered changes to the six other divisions.

In 2016, Divisions III, V and VII games were on Saturday night. Yet the OHSAA found Saturday night games often conflict with college football and high school football attendance is primarily higher on Fridays around the state.

Prior to the 2016 season, the OHSAA approved a measure to move Division I playoff games to Friday. The Division I playoff games had been on Saturdays since 1980 except for a few occasions in 2001 and 2006.

Football is still the OHSAA’s largest revenue sport followed by boys basketball, girls basketball and soccer. There were 716 Ohio high school football teams in 2016.

The first day of official football practice is July 31. Regular-season games officially open Aug. 21. The playoff qualifiers are announced Oct. 29 and the playoffs begin Nov. 3.

The state championships will be held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium (formerly Fawcett Stadium) in Canton Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. The state finals schedule will be announced after the state semifinals the weekend of Nov. 24.

The state football finals will remain in Canton in 2018. The OHSAA intends to return to Ohio Stadium in 2019.

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Post by LICKING COUNTY FAN » Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:37 pm

Playoff games with teams that have a long distance to travel, wil have smaller crowds.

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Post by 91raider97bobcat » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:23 pm

Not to mention it sucks for the media folks.

For stations/newspapers that have multiple teams that make it where one would be on a Friday and the other on a Saturday, you have to choose which game will be live on the radio and which will be a later broadcast.

Not to mention that smaller newspapers barely have enough reporters to only cover two or three games themselves and rely on "media reports" to get results/stats from other games.
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Post by GoBucks1047 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:45 pm

91raider97bobcat wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:23 pm
Not to mention it sucks for the radio folks.

For stations that have multiple teams that make it where one would be on a Friday and the other on a Saturday, you have to choose which game will be live and which will be a later broadcast.
Scioto County has 9 teams ranging from D5-D7. If 3 teams make the playoffs, I'm not sure how the Portsmouth Daily Times would be able to do it.

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Post by danicalifornia » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:08 pm

I mean, I get it. But, this could be a nightmare for local media to cover all of the games.

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