The field is the same for the Pirates in the OHSAA Division II District but the host location has changed from Napoleon to Evergreen. Evergreen High School is located 3 miles from the Michigan border. Defending District Champion and Regional Champion Archbold is back and currently undefeated. Other top teams in the field include fellow NWOAL teams Liberty Center and Swanton. In the latest OSSCA Northwest District Division III poll Archbold is ranked 3, Liberty Center 4 and Swanton 6. Continental and Evergreen are the only other teams in the District with winning records. With only 10 teams in the District there will be 6 byes to the Sectional Finals.
Sectional games are scheduled for the week of Oct 14 while District games will be on Oct 22 and 26 at Evergreen.
Archbold 10-0-3 Continental 9-4 Delta 1-9 Evergreen 6-5 Liberty Center 9-1 Miller City 4-5-3 Ostego 0-9 Ottawa Glandorf 3-7 Paulding 0-9 Swanton 8-3-1 --Mike Jones, Sportswriter