Mooney, Hubbard change divisions for 2015

COLUMBUS, OH (WKBN) – The OHSAA announced changes to the 7 divisions that decides the playoff field for high school football teams across the state. Below is a list of which division Valley teams will compete in for the 2015 season.

DIVISION I
Austintown-Fitch
Warren Harding
Youngstown East

DIVISION II
Boardman

DIVISION III
Canfield
East Liverpool
Howland
Niles
Poland

DIVISION IV
Beaver Local
Girard
Hubbard
Lakeview
Salem
Struthers
West Branch

DIVISION V
Campbell
Cardinal Mooney
Champion
Crestview
East Palestine
LaBrae
Liberty
South Range
Ursuline

DIVISION VI
Brookfield
Columbiana
Lisbon
McDonald
Mineral Ridge
Newton Falls
Southern
Springfield
United
Western Reserve

DIVISION VII
Jackson-Milton
Leetonia
Lowellville
Mathews
Southington
Sebring
Warren JFK
Wellsville
Youngstown Christian

There are some notable changes to this years divisions. Perhaps the biggest is Mooney moving from Division IV to V for 2015 opening the possibility of a Ursuline-Mooney playoff game this fall.

Hubbard moves down from Division III to IV for 2015 as the Eagles return Ohio State commit George Hill.

A year after making a deep run in the Division VIII playoffs, Western Reserve will now compete at the Division VI level with rival McDonald.

East Liverpool jumps from Division IV to III, Girard moves from Division V to IV, South Range jumps from Division VI to V, United goes down from Division V to VI, Mineral Ridge like Reserve make the move from Division VII to VI and Jackson-Milton will compete in Division VIII after being in Division VI in 2014.

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