New football regions announced


Swanton quarterback Bryce McComb (4) will lead the Bulldog offense into the 2015 season.

Robbie Gilsdorf, seen catching a pass, will return to Swanton for his senior season.

Regions have been announced for the 2015 high school football season and Swanton’s assignment will remain the same.

The Bulldogs will play in Division V, Region 16.

The Bulldogs will try to return to the playoffs for the first time since 1995, but will have to do so in what looks to be a difficult region. Swanton finished 12th in the region last season with the top 8 making the playoffs.

Notable teams in the region include Liberty-Benton, Genoa, Wooster Triway, Lake, Eastwood, Rossford and Coldwater, who has won three consecutive state titles. Genoa and Triway qualified for the playoffs in Division IV last season with Lake missing out despite an 8-2 record.

Archbold will also again compete in Division V, Region 16. Archbold is one of the smaller schools in the division and was just four boys away from competing in Division VI.

There is just one change among Fulton County schools.

The Delta Panthers, under new head coach Jeff Wolford, will drop to Division VI. Delta fell to Liberty-Benton in the first round of the Division V playoffs last season.

Evergreen remains Division VI and will compete in Region 20 with Delta. Other notable teams in Region 20 are Liberty Center, Tinora, Patrick Henry, Wayne Trace and Columbus Grove.

Just three boys over the enrollment cutoff for Division V, Wauseon will remain in Division IV, Region 12. The 2014 NWOAL champion Indians were regional runners-up, falling to Kenton in the final.

Other teams in Region 12 include Napoleon, Bryan, Kenton, Bellevue and defending Division III state champion Toledo Central Catholic.

The football season kicks off Aug. 28. Swanton opens the season by hosting Division VI Ottawa Hills. They then travel to Division VII Tiffin Calvert and host Division VI Woodmore to finish the non-conference slate.

Evergreen will host Otsego in their opener.