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Ohio high school football playoffs 2023: Division V brackets, top seeds, best matchups for second round

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

The OHSAA football playoffs began last week with 448 teams vying for a state title throughout Ohio's seven divisions.

We are now down to 224 teams, with eight teams left in each region and 32 teams remaining in each division.

>> Ohio high school football playoffs Division V roundup: Marengo Highland, Portsmouth, Preble Shawnee among winners in first round (10/27/2023) <<

All second round games will be played on Friday, Nov. 3 (unless circumstances force a game to be moved to Saturday) at the home field 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..

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

Here, we will take a look at the top four remaining seeds in each region of Division V, along with the lowest seed remaining, the most intriguing matchup of the second round and a reminder of our 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 V, Region 17

Top Seeds: 1. Perry, 2. South Range, 3. Norwayne, 4. Harrison Central

Lowest seed remaining: No. 9 Sandy Valley

Most intriguing second round game: No. 4 Harrison Central vs. No. 5 Garrettsville Garfield

Predicted region winner: Perry

Division V, Region 18

Top Seeds: 1. Liberty Center, 2. Milan Edison, 3. Archbold, 4. Oak Harbor

Lowest seed remaining: No. 12 Marengo Highland

Most intriguing second round game: No. 3 Archbold vs. No. 6 Coldwater

Predicted region winner: Coldwater

Division V, Region 19

Top Seeds: 1. Ironton, 3. Barnesville, 4. Harvest Prep, 5. Zanesville

Lowest seed remaining: No. 15 Portsmouth

Most intriguing second round game: No. 3 Barnesville vs. No. 6 Columbus Academy

Predicted region winner: Ironton

Division V, Region 20

Top Seeds: 1. Valley View, 2. Wayneville, 3. Brookville, 4. Zane Trace

Lowest seed remaining: No. 11 Preble Shawnee

Most intriguing second round game: No. 4 Zane Trace vs. No. 5 Purcell Marian 

Predicted region winner: Zane Trace

-- Ryan Isley | | @sbliveoh

(Feature photo: Ironton players get ready on the sideline for the 2022 Division IV state championship. photo credit: Jeff Harwell)