Cleveland Heights High School Goes to Court Over Football Playoffs


Cleveland Heights High School is pretty serious about getting into the Ohio football playoffs. So much so that they’re going to near-laughable lengths in the courtroom to get their way.

The school finished off the regular season with a 8-2 record — nothing to go home angry about, that’s for sure. Even better, the school shut the season down with a show-stopper 29-27 win over Shaw. That final win was bittersweet, however; when the Ohio High School Athletic Association sat down to crunch the numbers on which 8 teams would make the playoffs, Cleveland Heights missed the cut, coming in at number 9.

But this week, according to the Plain Dealer, the school filed legal paperwork asking for a temporary restraining order against OHSAA on the grounds that they should be playing post-season ball.

The school believes they should have landed a slot because Cleveland JFK forfeited a game against John Adams, although the actual mechanics of that situation aren’t as simple as they sound.

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