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SPORTS BRIEFING

Springfield edges Trimble

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Second-ranked Springfield turned a fourth-down hook and lateral into a 48-yard gain to set up the winning touchdown in a 20-19 win over third-ranked Trimble in a Division VI second-round playoff game Friday.

Trailing 19-14 and facing fourth-and-9 from the Springfield 42, the Tigers went with the trick play and Mitchell Seymour got the ball to the Trimble 11. Evan Ohlin hauled in an 11-yard touchdown pass from Beau Brungard with 3:27 remaining.

Trimble got into scoring position, but Cam Little’s pass with less than one minute left was intercepted by Springfield’s Garrett Walker in the end zone to preserve the victory.

Springfield (12-0) will play eighth-ranked Mogadore (11-1) in the regional final next Friday.

South Range plays tonight

The second round of the Ohio high school football playoffs continue at 7 p.m. today.

South Range (8-3) will play top-ranked Kirtland (11-0) in Division V action at Bo Rein Stadium in Niles. Kirtland won the Division VI state title last year and has reached the state championship game seven of the last eight years.

Seventh-ranked Indian Creek (11-0) will play 12th-ranked Poland (9-2) in Division IV action at Sebo Stadium in Salem. Poland won the Northeast 8 title, while Indian Creek topped the Buckeye 8 North Division.

Tickets are $9 at the gate.