Continental High was assigned to the OHSAA Girls Soccer Division III for the upcoming 2022 season. Of the 174 teams in Division III, Continental came in as the 8th smallest school in the state with a competitive balance number of 59. Continental has 58 females in the top 3 classes and a competitive balance number of 1. For a total of 59 for assignment purposes. IRONTON ST JOSEPH CENTRAL is the smallest school in Division IV with 13 females (0 CB). Overall Division IV has 174 schools with the upper cutoff number (females + CB) being 189. (172 females +17 CB) and (154 females + 35 CB) were at the top number. POLAND SEMINARY has the most females in DIV with 187.
Listed below is the numbers of all the Putnam County League schools:
Fort Jennings 47 Females 3 CB 4th smallest school
Continental 58 Females 1 CB 8th smallest school
Ottoville 63 Females 0 CB 12th smallest school
Kalida 70 Females 0 CB 14th smallest school
Miller City 64 Females 10 CB 18th smallest school
Columbus Grove 99 Females 0 CB 38th smallest school
Waynesville defending Division III State Champion moved up to Division II. The other 3 teams that made it to the State in Division III are back (including Ottawa Glandorf). All the teams are back for the Ottoville District (where Continental played last year).
The following teams moved down from Division III to Division IV.
ZANESVILLE WEST MUSKINGUM
CLEVELAND VILLA ANGELA-ST JOSEPH
CINCINNATI NORTH COLLEGE HILL
KETTERING ARCHBISHOP ALTER
KEYSTONE LA GRANGE
YOUNGSTOWN CARDINAL MOONEY
GARFIELD HTS TRINITY
WEST MILTON MILTON-UNION
Schools in Northwest Ohio that moved from Division III to Division II in 2022 include Indian Lake, Milbury Lake, Ostego, and Liberty Benton.
–Mike Jones, Sportswriter