It’ll be recorded as a 33-0 Marion Local blowout of Coldwater, but Friday’s Division VI, Region 24 regional high school football playoff regional final at Sidney was much more.
It was the first time the Midwest Athletic Conference powers had played in the postseason. Marion Local (13-0) advances to a Week 14 state semifinal against Findlay Liberty-Benton (12-1) at Lima Senior Spartan Stadium this coming Friday. Coldwater (9-4) can only wonder what might have been.
Here’s a photo gallery of Friday’s Week 13 showdown between the MAC rivals.
»IT’S A FIRST: Doesn’t get any better than Marion Local vs. Coldwater
»MAC REMATCH? Marion Local, Coldwater would meet again
»CJ TOURNEY JOURNEY: Unlikely Eagles face Trotwood-Madison
»GWOC LOSS: Second head football coach resigns
»IT’S AN HONOR: Area players, coaches earn Southwest District status
»RAMS ROLL: Trotwood-Madison eliminates Dunbar
»FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE: Area teams in regional finals
»MIKE AND MARC: The boys talk playoff football
»STATE POLL CHAMPS: Trotwood-Madison, Marion Local No. 1 in football
»LET’S GET TECHNICAL: Instant replay assists teams