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Ohio high school football playoffs 2023: Division VI brackets, predictions, upset alerts

Get all the information for the 2023 Division VI Ohio high school football playoffs on SBLive

As the end of October nears, it is time for the Ohio high school football postseason to begin.

All seven divisions will begin the playoffs on Friday, Oct. 27 with all games being played on Friday nights throughout the state semifinals (unless circumstances force a game to be moved to Saturday).

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The first two rounds will be played at the home site of the higher seed, with all games in later rounds at a neutral site to be determined by the OHSAA. The state semifinal pairings will be announced following the regional finals. 

The seven OHSAA football State championship games will be played in Canton at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium from Nov. 30-Dec. 2.

But before anyone can make it to Canton, they must first get through their region.

Here, we will take a look at the top four seeds in each region of Division VI, along with a team to watch outside the top four, an upset alert for the first round and ultimately, a prediction on who will win each region.

Stay with SBLive Ohio for all of the matchups, game times and scores throughout the 2023 OHSAA football playoffs.

Division VI, Region 21

Top Seeds: Kirtland, Rootstown, Mogadore, Hanoverton United

Team to watch outside top 4: No. 7 Jackson-Milton 

First round upset alert: No. 9 Middlefield Cardinal over No. 8 Canton Central Catholic 

Predicted region winner: Kirtland 

Division VI, Region 22

Top Seeds: Columbus Grove, Bluffton, Colonel Crawford, Carey

Team to watch outside top 4: No. 6 Ottawa Hills

First round upset alert: No. 10 Wynford over No. 7 Tinora

Predicted region winner: Bluffton 

Division VI, Region 23

Top Seeds: Garaway, West Jefferson, Fort Frye, Northmor

Team to watch outside top 4: No. 5 Elgin

First round upset alert: No. 11 Newcomerstown over No. 6 Grandview Heights 

Predicted region winner: Garaway 

Division VI, Region 24

Top Seeds: Williamsburg, Versailles, Cincinnati Country Day, West Liberty-Salem

Team to watch outside top 4: No. 5 Tri-Village

First round upset alert: No. 9 Allen East over No. 8 Anna

Predicted region winner: Versailles 

-- Ryan Isley | | @sbliveoh

(Feature photo: Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde meets with his players during the 2022 Division VI state championship game. photo credit: Jeff Harwell)