Springfield schools to release students early for state championship football game

A sendoff for the team will be held Thursday as they leave for Canton.

The Springfield City School District will let students out early on Friday for families to travel to Canton for the state championship football game.

School buildings will release students three hours before their normal scheduled dismissal times.

“We encourage our families to travel to the game or follow along on social media and available streaming services through the Ohio High School Athletic Association,” said Superintendent Bob Hill in a message to students, staff and families on Monday night.

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There will also be a sendoff for the football team on Thursday afternoon as the Wildcats leave for Canton at 1:15 p.m. The route will start from Springfield High School to South Kensington and south on Limestone to Interstate 70.

The Wildcats (13-1) will play Lakewood St. Edward (14-1) in the Division I state championship game at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Tom Benson Hall of Fame in Canton.

Tickets are available at ohsaa.org/tickets.

Springfield is making its second straight appearance in the state championship game.

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