COLUMBUS – The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the football divisional assignments for the upcoming 2019 season. The OHSAA Board of Directors met Monday and approved the divisional breakdowns.

The specific region assignments within each division will be announced next week, along with the 2019 football playoffs format. The state championship games return to Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton December 5-7.

Marion Local is down from Division VI to Division VII while Minster fell a spot to D7.

All divisional breakdowns can be found at

The 2019 football season will begin on August 30.

Aug. 1 First Day of Coaching

Aug. 9-24 Scrimmage Dates

Aug. 26 Regular-Season Begins (First Friday is August 30)

Sep. 24 First Weekly Computer Points Released

Nov. 2 Regular-Season Ends

Nov. 3 Final Computer Points and Playoff Qualifiers Announced

Nov. 8-9 Regional Quarterfinals

Nov. 15-16 Regional Semifinals

Nov. 22-23 Regional Finals

Nov. 28 Thanksgiving

Nov. 29-30 State Semifinals

Dec. 5-7 State Championships in Canton