DIV State Semifinal: Steubenville vs. Kettering Alter

Who wins?

  • Steubenville by 1-8

    Votes: 23 21.7%
  • Steubenville by 9-16

    Votes: 13 12.3%
  • Steubenville by 17+

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Alter by 1-8

    Votes: 23 21.7%
  • Alter by 9-16

    Votes: 18 17.0%
  • Alter by 17+

    Votes: 28 26.4%

  • Total voters
    106
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Since i live a 3 minute walk from Westerville Centrals football Stadium I'm here to answer questions on parking and eating establishments to hit before the game.

Brief starting point for both teams. Parking there is 3 lots at the school one on the West Side , 2 on the East Side. If they fill up there is a small lot across the street to the North at the Elementary School. The School is located on Mount Royal . At Mount Royal and Hilmar to the East of the School at the 4 way stop just to the North is a Park you can park heading North on the street there and its a 5-8 minute walk at best to get to the gate. If the Hillbilly on the corner doesn't have his 2 cars and 2 pickup trucks sitting there you can get 20 - 25 cars up that side of Hilmar .

Big Red Fans : looks like which ever way you come you will end up traveling North on Sunbury road and then East on County Line and a Right on Spring / Tussic Road . If you come across OH-36 to OH 16 to Sunbury Rd ( Less miles 2-3 minutes longer than taking 70W ) when you get off on Sunbury Rd heading North very quickly on the right there is a Harry Buffalo's Restaurant. Full Service Bar / American Fare Food. Great Bison Burgers and Hennessy Hot Chicken. Fairly large Menu something for every one. About 12-15 Minutes from the Stadium Tops.
Further up Sunbury at County Line Rd turn left and on the right there is a strip center 5 minutes from the Stadium . You'll find Family owned Minco's Italian Restaurant, good food . Small place w/ Domestic beers and small wine selection. Right next store is Time and Change Restaurant and Full Service Bar. Very Good Chicken Wings, Pizza Subs , Pizza and Sandwiches . Nice Beer selection, Spirt's and some Wines. ( We eat at both places regularly . ) Both have good service . There is a Subway and Chinese Restaurant in the Strip Center also. Up Sunbury Rd at the Next light still 5 minutes from the Stadium is Antonio's Italian Restaurant limited Beer and Wine Selection but the Lasagna is killer. Also a carryout there for additional pre game Road Pops. :) The Bad news the DiCarlos in uptown Westerville has closed .
All this to the East of the Stadium .

Kettering Alter Fans: Guessing your directions will either get you off 270 at Cleveland Ave / State Street in Westerville or swing you up 71n to get off at Polaris Pkw. . There is hundreds of places to stop for a bite to eat , but i'll give you some places within 5-10 minutes of the Stadium to the West . At the Intersection of Polaris Parkway / Maxtown Rd ( Goes by both names . Its Maxtown in Westerville ) and Cleveland Ave / State Street yep another two names street. So in Westerville Maxtown and State Street at the light if you go left down to 2nd light on the Left is Giamarroco's Italian Restaurant big place great food a little pricey. But 3 minutes down Mount Royal to the Stadium or less.
At the light on SE side in Giant Eagle Plaza there is Classic Bar and Pizza A Beer and a Shot crowd . Adele will be bartending and she's excellent very good Pizza , Sandwiches and Wings. Order out front and go into the bar. There is also a Los Margarita's to the right down the sidewalk . Decent hispanic food good Margaritas.
The NE Kroger Center is the hidden gem. In the parking lot behind the Wendy's is Ray Ray's BBQ Guy Fieri featured them on Diners/Drive Ins and Dives . This is a pick up and head to the parking lot to tailgate. the owner raises his own Free Range Pigs and Bisons and they cook everything in the Parking lot right there. Get the St Louis Ribs / Wet w/ BBQ Sauce ummm ummm.

Any Questions i'll check in during the week. ***** VERY Important , Nobody in Westerville cooks on Friday (LOL) its best to be seated between 4:30 - 5:30 anywhere around Hooterville on a Friday Night .

Side Note: Downtown Westerville on State Street about 12-14 minutes from the Stadium has numerous places to eat also . I can recommend a few if anyone wants. You can park and walk to all most all of them.
How’s the stadium? I saw it only seated 5700.
 
Thank you!
Not to state the obvious, but this game will be won or lost at the LOS and primarily in the 3rd & 4th quarters. I think as long as Big Red stick to their assignments on defense, they should be able to keep Alter's scoring to a minimum. And I know everyone thinks of Big Red as primarily a running team, but I wouldn't be surprised if the passing game is what wins it for Big Red. I can see a lot of yardage gained with those bubble screens and quick slants across the middle. I can also see Isaac Hill having a big game if the decided to not double team him, and if they do, the I can see Felton having the big game.
Should be a really good game!
 
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5700 seats will be more than ample. Steubenville does not travel like it once did. A good following, yes but the fan base is getting older and the drive to Columbus will deter many. i Would not expect Alter to bring a large crowd either.
 
How’s the stadium? I saw it only seated 5700.
There's not much character to it. Metal Seats and the wind can whip through there at times pretty good. But shouldn't be a problem tonight. I think its plenty big enough as when Central plays North or South the whole town shows up and its crowded but adequate .
 
5700 seats will be more than ample. Steubenville does not travel like it once did. A good following, yes but the fan base is getting older and the drive to Columbus will deter many. i Would not expect Alter to bring a large crowd either

5700 seats will be more than ample. Steubenville does not travel like it once did. A good following, yes but the fan base is getting older and the drive to Columbus will deter many. i Would not expect Alter to bring a large crowd either.
The OHSAA lets you stream the game from your house for only $9.99. Keeps some of the older fans or those who may not want to be out in the cold for three hours away.
 
If you’re a Buckeye fan and your school is playing tonight it sure makes for a nervous couple days. Being a fan of The Big Red, the Buckeyes and the Steelers I usually have one of them playing for titles late in the season. I knew after week one that the Steelers were done, so I need a win tonight or tomorrow to stay alive for a title. Roll Red Roll & GO BUCKEYES!
 
Also wow 2 unsportsmanlike penalties for loss of yardage on stuebenville on the ensuing kickoff never saw that happen
 
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