It’s like déjà vu all over again.
Gallia Academy is headed to the playoffs for a fourth consecutive postseason, while Eastern is making a third straight playoff appearance as the lone Ohio Valley Publishing area qualifiers for the 2021 OHSAA football playoffs.
The Blue Devils (4-3) — who will be making their 14th overall postseason appearance — picked up the 13-seed and will travel to fourth-seeded Heath (8-2) for an opening round matchup in the Division II, Region 15 bracket.
The Bulldogs are making their second straight postseason appearance and sixth overall. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Friday night.
The Eagles (4-4) are headed into the program’s fifth postseason appearance as a 13-seed in the Division VII, Region 25 bracket. EHS will face fourth-seeded Howard East Knox (8-2) in the opening round at 7 p.m. Saturday night.
The Bulldogs are making their 10th playoff appearance overall and third straight as well.
Southern, River Valley, Meigs and South Gallia did not finish in the top-16 of their respective divisions and therefore did not qualify for the playoffs.
Visit ohsaa.org for complete pairings of the opening rounds of the 2021 OHSAA football playoffs.
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