The Ohio high school football championship games kick off Thursday night in Canton at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Three more games follow each day on Friday and Saturday as champions will be crowned in seven divisions over the three days.
Four teams will arrive in Stark County looking to repeat as a state champion — Hoban (in Division II), Kirtland (Division V), Chardon (Division III) and Coldwater (Division VI)
Today, here's what you need to know about the schedule, tickets, parking, and television and streaming options for the seven games.
OHSAA football state championship pairings
All games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton. Home team listed first. Pairings included with overall record and Associated Press state rank.
Division II State Championship – Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati Winton Woods (12-3) vs. No. 8 Akron Archbishop Hoban (11-3)
Division IV State Championship – Friday, Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.
No. 4 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1) vs. Youngstown Ursuline (11-3)
Division III State Championship – Friday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m.
No. 2 Hamilton Badin (14-0) vs. No. 1 Chardon (15-0)
Division I State Championship – Friday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.
No. 5 Springfield (13-1) vs. No. 3 Lakewood St. Edward (13-1)
Division VII State Championship – Saturday, Dec. 4, 10:30 a.m.
No. 3 Newark Catholic (14-1) vs. No. 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (15-0)
Division VI State Championship – Saturday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m.
No. 6 Coldwater (13-2) vs. No. 8 Carey (14-1)
Division V State Championship – Saturday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Versailles (14-1) vs. No. 1 Kirtland (14-0)
State football championship ticket info
Single-game, single-day and all-session tickets are on sale at www.OHSAA.org/tickets.
For single-game tickets, adult general admission are $15 and student general admission are $12.
All-session general admission tickets include single tickets to all seven state title games. The cost is $90. The all-session tickets are on sale until 8 p.m., Wednesday.
Parking for the OHSAA football state finals
The OHSAA has detailed recommended fan routing to public parking for the games . Visit here for the info on ohsaa.org.
The OHSAA website also has a parking map available.
Limited paid parking ($10.00 cash only) is available at the school parking lot. If the school lot is filled, there will be some paid parking in the adjacent neighborhoods, but strictly at the homeowners discretion.
Parking is prohibited on city streets, and vehicles will be towed.
How to watch OHSAA football state title games on TV, live stream
Spectrum News 1 will televise all seven state championship games live and on the Spectrum News app.
Streaming is available at https://ohsaa.tv. Streaming is free for Spectrum subscribers and $9.99 per game for non-Spectrum subscribers.
2020 Ohio high school football state championship game results
Because of COVID-19, the 2020 OHSAA state title games were played over two weekends a year ago, and ended up at two sites. Division I was played at Fortress Obetz in southeast Columbus on Nov. 13. The remaining six state finals, played Nov. 20-22, all were played at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.
Here's a look at last year's final scores:
Division I - Cincinnati St. Xavier 44, Pickerington Central 3
Division VII - New Bremen 31, Warren JFK 0
Division II - Hoban 35, Massillon 6
Division V - Kirtland 38, Ironton 0
Division III - Chardon 31, Columbus DeSales 28 (2OT)
Division IV - Van Wert 31, Mentor Lake Catholic 28
Division VI - Coldwater 38, New Middletown Springfield 35