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Ohio court resolves H.S. football playoff cases

Nov. 02, 2012 @ 04:30 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio  — A judge has resolved a legal debate that threatened confusion on the eve of Ohio’s high school football playoffs.

At issue was uncertainty over what teams will play each other in a pair of northeastern Ohio communities in the playoffs that begin this weekend.

A Cuyahoga County judge on Friday lifted a restraining order that had been placed on the Ohio High School Athletic Association over game scheduling.

The judge’s decision had the effect of setting up a Friday match-up between Brookfield in Trumbull County and Ashtabula Edgewood.

The ruling also allowed a game between St. Edward High School in Cleveland and Mayfield to proceed Saturday.

OHSAA spokesman Tim Stried says the decision returns the playoff schedule to the one released last Sunday by the association.

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