The 12 team field at the Kalida District features 5 teams with winning record and 3 team ranked in the latest OSSCA North West Ohio Division III poll. Undefeated Ottoville currently ranked 6 in the North West DIII poll while Kalida (ranked 7) and Continental (ranked 8) are the top teams looking for favoritable seeding. Lima Central Catholic and Lima Temple Christian also have winning records. With a 12 team District, 4 teams will get byes to the Sectional Finals.
Last year Kalida advanced out of the Kalida District only to be taken out of tournament in the Regional Semifinal by eventual DIII State Champion Archbold. Bluffton, who was the number 1 seed last year at Kalida and the other District Semifinalist, has moved over to the Tiffin District.
Tournament Draw is Sunday. Sectionals will be held October 16 and 19 at the better seeded teams site. Districts will be held October 23 and 26 at Kalida.
Allen East 4-5-1 Continental 7-4-1 Fort Jennings 0-10 Kalida 8-3 Lima Central Catholic 7-4 Lincolnview 1-10-2 Lima Temple Christian 5-4-1 Miller City 3-7-1 New Knoxville 4-9 Ottoville 11-0 Paulding 0-8-1 Spencerville 2-8-1 --Mike Jones, Sportswriter