Football playoff capsules

Division VI, Region 22

7:30 p.m. today

Mechanicsburg (10-2) vs. West Liberty-Salem (10-2) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field

Coaches: Kurt Forrest (Mechanicsburg), Dan McGill (WL-Salem)

Conference: Ohio Heritage (both)

Mechanisburg key: Junior TB Aeryton Erwin has 2,008 yards rushing and 27 TDs, both program records..

WL-Salem key: Taylor Cordell has accounted for more than 1,000 yards of offense and 20 TDs. But defense must come up big against Erwin.

On deck: Winner plays the Haviland Wayne Trace (11-1) vs. Ada (9-3) winner in next week’s state semifinals.

Division VII, Region 26

7 p.m. Saturday

Triad (12-0) vs. Marion Local (12-0) at Piqua Alexander Stadium – Purk Field

Coaches: Payton Printz (Triad), Tim Goodwin (Local)

Conferences: Ohio Heritage (Triad), Midwest Athletic (Local)

Triad key: Overcoming injuries that have sidelined key offensive and defensive personnel will be paramount for the Cardinals. Senior RB/DB Tre McIntyre will make his return from a leg injury that has sidelined him since midseason. But still questionable are Colton Coil (ankle), Chaz Adams (ankle) and QB Trent McIntyre (wrist).

Local key: No getting around senior QB Adam Bertke. He’s already led the Flyers to two straight state titles and has verbally committed to play at Pittsburgh.

On deck: Winner plays the Delphos St. John’s (8-4) vs. Arlington (9-3) winner in next week’s state semifinals.

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