COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The state football finals will start on Thursday night beginning this December.
The Ohio High School Athletics Association's board of trustees approved a recommendation that will open the state finals a night earlier than usual.
The state goes to a seven-division setup (rather than the customary six) starting this fall. The state's sanctioning body for high school sports has not decided on game times or which divisions will play when.
There will be one game on Thursday night, Dec. 5, followed by three games on Dec. 6 and three more on Dec. 7.
The games will alternate between Fawcett Stadium in Canton and Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.