Badin plays in state football semifinal today

The captains of the Badin High School football team hold the trophy after beating Bellbrook 21-9 in the Division III, Region 12 final on Friday night at Trotwood Madison High School. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER
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The captains of the Badin High School football team hold the trophy after beating Bellbrook 21-9 in the Division III, Region 12 final on Friday night at Trotwood Madison High School. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY MICHAEL COOPER

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It’s been a long time coming for the Badin Rams: The varsity football team squares off against Granville in a state semifinal showdown in London, Ohio today. It’s the first time the team has been to the semi-finals since 1998.

Both Badin High School and Granville are 13-0. The game will be played at 7 p.m. at Bowlus Field, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association, which announced neutral sites for state semifinals earlier this week.

Chardon (14-0) will meet Millersburg West Holmes (14-0) in the other semifinal. The winners meet in the state championship game Dec. 2, 3, or 4 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.

Badin is making its ninth trip to state thanks to a fourth-quarter rally against Bellbrook in Friday’s regional final. The Rams scored 21 points in the final seven minutes to beat the Golden Eagles 21-9.

Granville topped Western Brown 57-49 to win its first regional championship. The team will be playing in its first-ever state semifinal.

Tickets to tonight’s matchup are available online at ohsaa.org/tickets. The game will stream live on Spectrum at ohsaa.org.