Springfield students, staff get early dismissal Friday for state football title game

Students in the Springfield City School District will be released early Friday to allow families and staff the chance to travel to Canton to watch Springfield High School play in the state championship football game.

The district announced the plan in a release. Buildings will dismiss three hours ahead of their normally scheduled dismissal times.

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“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.

Friday’s championship is a rematch of the 2021 and 2022 state championship games when the Wildcats also faced Lakewood St. Edward. The last two title game were won by St. Edward.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton. Tickets are available at ohsaa.org/tickets.

Springfield school officials are planning a sendoff for the team on Thursday before the Wildcats head to Canton. The time and details of that sendoff event had not been released as of Tuesday afternoon.

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