The Buckeyes (4-2) are looking to win their fifth-straight game Saturday after making the playoffs for the first time since 2017. Nelsonville-York will be at home against the 11th seed, Symmes Valley (5-2), who won its first-round matchup last week while the Buckeyes had a bye.

Nelsonville-York doesn’t have a lot of playoff experience on its roster. Only the seniors on the team went to the state semifinals three years ago, and just a handful actually played in those games.

Symmes Valley features a running offense that will play into the strengths of Nelsonville-York’s strong interior. The experience on the inside will be crucial for the defense that has only allowed six points in the last two weeks.

Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Game information and notes

Opponent: Symmes Valley Vikings

Location: Boston Field

  • Symmes Valley has not beaten a team with a winning record this season
  • The Vikings have held their opponents under 17 points the last four games