In his second season, Columbus Academy football coach Robin Miller helped guide the Vikings back to the playoffs.

In his second season, Columbus Academy football coach Robin Miller helped guide the Vikings back to the playoffs.

Academy is seeded sixth in Division V, Region 18 and will visit third-seeded Milan Edison for a first-round game Saturday, Nov. 5.

The Vikings are making their first postseason appearance since 2006, when they reached the second round in Division V, Region 19.

Academy went 4-6 in Miller's first season.

"To get back to the postseason is pretty exciting, the first time in 10 years," Miller said. "It's up to our coaches to keep the tradition alive. Our kids were excited (about) earning that spot."

The Vikings finished the regular season 8-2 by defeating London 37-0 on Oct. 28, rebounding from a 28-14 loss to MSL-Ohio Division champion Bexley on Oct. 21.

Academy went 5-1 in the league to finish second behind Bexley (6-0), which is seeded second in Division III, Region 11.

Edison, which is 9-1, earned a share of the Sandusky Bay Conference title with a 42-14 win over Sandusky Perkins on Oct. 28. The Chargers shared the league title with Clyde in 2015 and with Clyde and Port Clinton this season.

For Edison, senior Braden Ehrhardt has handled the quarterback duties in place of Cody Scott, who suffered a broken wrist during the preseason.

Sam Stoll led the Chargers against Perkins, scoring on runs of 69 and 73 yards and catching a 10-yard touchdown pass. The junior running back rushed for 219 yards on 22 carries.

"They look really solid," Miller said. "They have a real good running attack with the triple-option. They'll pack it in tight and pound you ... and then lull you to sleep and they'll throw it over the top."

Academy had a 421-81 advantage in total yards against London. Nick Stringer was 14-for-21 passing for 200 yards and four touchdowns, and Herman Moultrie rushed for 143 yards on 23 carries.

"I'm happy reaching the playoffs," Stringer said. "It's great knowing that we got there. After 10 years, it's a great accomplishment. ... Edison is tough team. They're 9-1, so we can't take them lightly. The triple-option is going to be tough to stop, especially because they're so good at it, so we have our work cut out for us."

The Academy-Edison winner plays second-seeded Pemberville Eastwood or seventh-seeded Marion Pleasant in a regional semifinal Nov. 12.

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