Before the Hartley and DeSales high school football teams met in week nine last season, 27 years of not playing each other at the varsity level helped set up an emotional game for the two eventual playoff qualifiers.
The top two teams in the final computer ratings in Division IV, Region 13 last season will get the matchup they weren't able to have when the Beechcroft High School football team plays host to Marion-Franklin on Friday, Sept. 4.
Minutes after the DeSales High School boys soccer team won the Division II state championship last season, coach Domenic Romanelli joked that he would have to shell out considerable money to update his team's uniforms.
The ruling by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Aug. 6 to eliminate community school students from the enrollment counts of member schools set up a temporary uncertainty for fall sports teams regarding which division they’ll compete in during the postseason.
Whether it's been regarding competitive balance, transfer rules, adding wheelchair events to the state track and field meet or dealing with concussions, Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Dan Ross never has been afraid of bucking the status quo.