Playing for a spot in the Division III state championship for the third time, the Bellevue football team will do so at one of the more nostalgic venues in Ohio at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Redmen (12-1) will face Dayton Thurgood Marshall (12-1) at Ohio Wesleyan University’s Selby Stadium on the banks of the Olentangy River in Delaware in a state semifinal matchup.
Built in 1929, Selby Stadium seats 9,100 spectators, and every seat sits between the 15-yard lines of the field. At the time it was built, the press box was the largest in Ohio outside of Ohio State University’s Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
Artificial turf was installed in 2006 and new lights were installed in 2011, making it one of the top small college venues in the Midwest.
Huron hosts Div. II semifinal
The star-studded lineup of Toledo Central Catholic will play in the area for a third straight week when the Fighting Irish (12-1) face Aurora (12-1) at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Huron’s Memorial Stadium.
Central Catholic played at Perkins in the second round, beating Mansfield Madison, 45-7. The Irish rolled past Avon this past Friday at Clyde in a regional championshipgame, 42-14.
Aurora finished No. 5 in the final AP poll in Division II, while Toledo C.C. finished No. 4. Aurora is in the playoffs for the 10th time and is looking to get back to the championship game for the second time in program history. The Greenmen won the 2008 title.
Read more in Monday’s Sandusky Register.