Here’s a look by the numbers at area high school football teams that qualified for the playoffs.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association will release official qualifiers and first-round pairings on Sunday afternoon. Divisions I, II, III and VI will play on Fridays; Divisions IV, V and V-II on Saturdays through the state semifinals. All games are at 7 p.m.
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29: Area teams; Alter, Anna, Ansonia, Badin, Bellbrook, Butler, Chaminade Julienne, Clinton-Massie, Coldwater, Covington, Fairmont, Fenwick, Fort Loramie, Greeneview, Lehman Catholic, Madison, Marion Local, Mechanicsburg, Miami East, Minster, New Miami, Northmont, Northwestern, Springfield, Springfield Shawnee, St. Henry, Trotwood-Madison, Troy, Wayne
24: Most appearances, including this season; Alter and Coldwater (Badin 23, Marion Local 21, Clinton-Massie 18, Minster 17)
22: Most consecutive appearances, including this season; Coldwater (Alter 18, Clinton-Massie 17, Marion Local 14)
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10: Most years since last making the playoffs, New Miami (2008)
7: Greater Western Ohio Conference teams in three divisions: Fairmont, Northmont, Springfield, Wayne (D-I), Troy (D-II), Butler, Trotwood-Madison (D-III)
6: Area teams D-III, Region 12; Alter, Badin, Butler, Chaminade Julienne, Fenwick, Trotwood
5: Midwest Athletic Conference teams in three divisions; Anna (D-V), Coldwater, Marion Local, St. Henry (D-VI), Minster (D-VII)
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4: Cross County Conference teams in three divisions; Miami East (D-V), Covington (D-VI), Fort Loramie, Ansonia (D-VII)
3: Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North teams; Alter, CJ, Fenwick
3: Defending state champs; Trotwood-Madison (D-III), Marion Local (D-VI), Minster (D-VII)
2: Unbeatens; Bellbrook, Madison (10-0); both from the Southwestern Buckeye League
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2: Central Buckeye Conference teams in one division; Northwestern, Springfield Shawnee (D-IV)
2: Ohio Heritage Conference teams in two divisions; Greeneview (D-V), Mechanicsburg (D-VI)
1: First-time postseason qualifier, Northwestern
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