Football - Division II State Semifinal
The Olentangy High School football team had just won its first regional championship, and despite some smiles, high-fives and celebratory dancing in the locker room Nov. 21 at Westerville Central, at least one player did his best to downplay history.
Football - Division V State Semifinal
As he held the regional championship trophy, Hartley High School senior football player Cavell Bennett tried to savor the moment.
Westerville Central High School senior football player Nate Jackowski fought his emotions following his team's 41-0 loss to Lakewood St. Edward in a Division I, Region 1 semifinal Nov. 22 at Arlin Field in Mansfield.
Division V, Region 17 Final
CHILLICOTHE — In a game that featured more than 800 combined yards of offense and clock malfunctions, the Hartley High School football team was forced to dig deep to overcome a pair of injuries to key players against Wheelersburg in the Division V, Region 17 final Nov. 22.
Division I, Region 1 Semifinal
MANSFIELD — The Lakewood St. Edward High School football team ended Westerville Central’s most successful season in program history, cruising past the Warhawks 41-0 in a Division I, Region 1 semifinal Nov. 22 at Arlin Field.
Division II, Region 5 Final
Staring at arguably the most adversity their team had faced in 11 weeks, Deeb Haber and Obi Anunike of the Olentangy High School football team came through on a play they rarely need to execute.
Division III, Region 9 Final
LOGAN — No one would have guessed by looking at the score, but the DeSales High School football team had things going its way for a while Nov. 21 against Athens in the Division III, Region 9 final.
Division IV, Region 13 Final
ZANESVILLE — Beechcroft High School football coach Trevor White told his players that what happened during the postgame handshake line after the Division IV, Region 13 championship game Nov. 21 at Zanesville might have overshadowed a gutsy second-half performance by his team.
Dublin Coffman High School football coach Mark Crabtree huddled with his players for one last time this season Nov. 15 at Bellefontaine.
Following the fourth perfect regular season in coach Jay Sharrett's 12 years, the Pickerington High School Central football team saw its season end for the second year in a row in the second round of the Division I, Region 2 playoffs.
Coming off its worst finish since its inaugural season, the Olentangy Liberty High School football team rebounded with a year that included its first Division I playoff victory, a six-game winning streak and a second-place finish in the OCC-Central Division.
The Worthington Kilbourne High School football team reached a Division II, Region 5 semifinal for the second consecutive season.
Grandview Heights High School football coach Jason Peters and his staff made the appropriate adjustment, but it wasn't enough to defeat Lucasville Valley on Nov. 14 at Nelsonville-York.
The 2014 Associated Press All-Central District football teams, as selected by a media panel from the district.
The Top Team
Playmakers in the backfield and in the passing game helped the Dublin Coffman High School football team barrel through defenses this season.