Mike Dyer reports:
The Colerain vs. Moeller Division I semifinal football game will be played at Mason Saturday as scheduled, both athletic directors told The Enquirer this morning.
Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune made a late push earlier this week to try to get the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Moeller athletic director Mike Asbeck said Portune told him via phone this morning the game would not be at Paul Brown Stadium.
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OHSAA spokesman Tim Stried says the game was always at Mason and will stay there unless county commissioners approve a “great deal” for Paul Brown Stadium.
Talks to move the game from Mason High School – which many consider too small a venue – started Monday when Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune, a Colerain graduate, publicly pitched the idea.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association had agreed to move the game as long as there would still be $50,000 revenue from the game.