The Greater Columbus Sports Commission has announced the honorary captains who will be a part of the OHSAA football state championships this week at Ohio Stadium. The honorary captains will be involved in the coin toss and interact with the schools, teams, OHSAA staff, sports commission staff and sponsors.
The honorary captains will be available for media interviews on the home sideline after the coin toss, or by request in the press box.
“Columbus is proud to host the Ohio High School State Football Championships at Ohio Stadium for the second consecutive season,” said Brian Timm, Greater Columbus Sports Commission Director of Corporate Partnerships. “In addition to our community and corporate partners, we’re thankful to these seven honorary captains adding to the tradition student-athlete experience that is the state football championships in Ohio.”
State Championships Honorary Captains and Schedule
Home team listed first.
Archie Griffin – Div. III – Thursday, 7:30 p.m. – Akron Archbishop Hoban (13-1) vs. Toledo Central Catholic (12-2)
Marcus Ray – Div. V – Friday, 10 a.m. – Coldwater (14-0) vs. Canton Central Catholic (10-3)
Matt Finkes – Div. VII – Friday, 3 p.m. – Fort Recovery (12-2) vs. Mogadore (13-1)
Dane Sanzenbacher – Div. II – Friday, 8 p.m. – Cincinnati La Salle (12-2) vs. Massillon Perry (12-2)
Bobby Carpenter – Div. VI – Saturday, 10 a.m. – Maria Stein Marion Local (13-1) vs. Kirtland (13-1)
Chris Beanie Wells – Div. I – Saturday, 3 p.m. – Lakewood St. Edward (13-1) vs. Huber Heights Wayne (14-0)
Simon Fraser – Div. IV – Saturday, 8 p.m. – Steubenville (13-0) vs. Columbus Bishop Hartley (10-3)