The six Dublin high school boys and girls soccer programs entered the week looking to build on one-sided contests in their Division I district tournament openers.

The six Dublin high school boys and girls soccer programs entered the week looking to build on one-sided contests in their Division I district tournament openers.

All six teams, however, realize that the games will be more challenging as the tournament continue.

A marquee matchup could be on the horizon in a boys district final, as Scioto and Coffman were one win away from meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wellington. It would be the teams' first meeting this season.

The top-seeded Irish defeated Logan 5-0 in their tournament opener on Oct. 22 to improve to 17-0 and played Hilliard Davidson in a district semifinal on Oct. 26.

Senior Ryan Gibson scored two goals against Logan.

Scioto was ranked first in the final state poll.

"We won't be satisfied until a state championship, that's what we're looking for," Irish sophomore Brady Blackwell said. "We played a little slow (against Logan), so our speed of play is going to be a big focus (in practice). This really wasn't a tough game, but we're going to have tougher games."

Fifth-seeded Coffman defeated Franklin Heights 9-0 in its tournament opener to improve to 9-7-1 on Oct. 22 and played 11th-seeded Westerville North in a district semifinal on Oct. 26.

Coffman and Scioto last met in the season opener last year, with the Shamrocks winning 4-0.

"Games between schools in the Dublin community are always intense anyway, but with a district title on the line, it should be a tremendous atmosphere," Coffman coach Steve Watts said of a potential game against the Irish. "The two things that stand out to me about Scioto, from the couple of times we've seen them, is that they win the midfield battle by gaining possession on 50/50 balls, and they really play as a team. They have great chemistry and are very familiar with each other since they all played together last year. Now that they've gone through the season undefeated, they understandably have a huge amount of confidence. It will be a challenge that we'll be ready for, though."

The district champion will play Jerome, Olentangy, Reynoldsburg or Upper Arlington in a regional semifinal on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at Coffman. The regional final will be played on Nov. 5 at Scioto.

The Irish beat Olentangy 3-0 on Aug. 30, defeated Jerome 2-0 on Oct. 4 and beat Reynoldsburg 2-0 on Oct. 6.

Jerome opened the tournament with a 5-0 win over Northland on Oct. 22.

The eighth-seeded Celtics were 8-6-3 before playing Reynoldsburg in a district semifinal on Oct. 26. The semifinal winner plays third-seeded UA or Olentangy in a district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Wellington.

Jerome lost to UA 3-0 on Sept. 8 but defeated Olentangy 4-0 on Sept. 20.

•The top-seeded Jerome girls team entered its district semifinal against UA on Oct. 25 riding a 16-game unbeaten streak.

The Celtics' lone setback was a 1-0 loss at Cincinnati Mount Notre Dame in the season-opener on Aug. 20.

Jerome opened the tournament with a 10-0 win over Westland on Oct. 20 to improve to 15-1-1.

The semifinal winner will play New Albany or Olentangy Orange in a district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Thomas Worthington.

The district champion will play Gahanna, Davidson, Westerville North or Pickerington Central in a regional semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Scioto. The regional final will be Nov. 5 at Coffman.

Gahanna and Davidson were seeded fourth and fifth, respectively, in the district and North was seeded 10th.

"We're healthy and the kids clearly got stronger as the season went on," Jerome coach Josh Brader said. "They've gotten to a point where they really are comfortable within our system and what we're asking them to do in their work rate."

Second-seeded Coffman is eying a possible rematch with Jerome in a regional final, but coach Marc D'Auteuil realizes his team faces challenges before then. The Shamrocks were 12-3-2 before playing Grove City in a district semifinal on Oct. 25.

Jerome and Coffman tied at 1 on Oct. 8.

"We've gotten everybody's best shot throughout the year," D'Auteuil said. "It will benefit us down the road. Toward the end of the season, it maybe wore our kids out a little bit, but it was good from the standpoint that that's how it is in the tournament. We do that by design."

The Shamrocks opened the tournament with an 11-0 win over Northland on Oct. 20.

The semifinal winner plays seventh-seeded Hilliard Bradley or Westerville Central in a district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville South.

The Shamrocks defeated Central 2-0 on Aug. 23.

The district champion will play Pickerington North, Scioto, Thomas or Watterson in a regional semifinal on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at Coffman. The regional final will be Nov. 5 at Coffman.

Pickerington North was seeded sixth in the district, and Scioto and Thomas are seeded sixth and eighth, respectively.

Scioto defeated Groveport 11-0 on Oct. 20 in its tournament opener and was 13-2-2 before playing Thomas in a district semifinal on Oct. 25.

The winner plays Pickerington North or Watterson in a district final on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Westerville South.

"The kids are definitely focused," Scioto coach Chris Adams said. "They definitely know where we stand."