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2010 OHSAA State Football Championship Coverage

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2010 OHSAA State Football Championships Coverage


Brackets, Media Notes, Pairings, Officiating Crews, etc.
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Television

Watch all six state championship games live on SportsTime Ohio.

 

OHSAA Radio Network

Listen to all six state championship games on the OHSAA Radio Network. Click here to listen live.

 

Statewide Radio Coverage Map
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Live Stats

Follow live stats of all six state championship games from Canton and Massillon. Click here for live stats page.

 

Game Recaps


Division IV
Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium – Friday, December 3, 11:00 a.m.

 

Final Stats

Hawks Fly Away with OHSAA Division IV State Football Crown
Columbus Bishop Hartley defeats Chagrin Falls 34-13
Dec. 3, 2010

MASSILLON, Ohio – Columbus Bishop Hartley took control of the game early and remained in the driver’s seat for its entirety, as the Hawks defeated Chagrin Falls 34-13 to claim the Division IV state football championship Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. 

Bishop Hartley scored on its first three possessions of the game, with the offensive onslaught beginning on the Hawks’ first play from scrimmage when senior running back Omar Lane scampered 52 yards for a touchdown. Four minutes later, Hawks senior quarterback Austin Underwood connected with receiver sophomore Jawuan Woodley on a 43-yard touchdown pass. Senior running back Noah Key, the Division IV co-offensive player of the year, capped off the first half scoring for Bishop Hartley, as he was able to take a carry to the outside and streak 60 yards up the sideline for a touchdown.

In the second quarter, Chagrin Falls scored on an 11-yard screen pass from sophomore quarterback Tommy Iammarino to sophomore running back Bradley Munday to cut the deficit to 20-7 at halftime.

Chagrin Falls scored late in the third quarter, as sophomore running back Kurt Vidmer scored on a two-yard run to pull the Tigers within a touchdown at 20-13.

Bishop Hartley quickly responded, as Underwood hit sophomore receiver Jacob Matuska with a 10-yard toss in the back of the end zone. The Hawks then put the game away for good, as Noah Key recovered a successful onside kick immediately following the score.  Minutes later, Key rushed for a 17-yard touchdown, giving Bishop Hartley its 34-13 lead.

Bishop Hartley outgained Chagrin Falls offensively, with 378 yards of total offense compared to the Tigers’ 159 yards. Most of the damage was done on the ground, as the Hawks finished with 299 rushing yards.

Noah Key led the way for Bishop Hartley, rushing 24 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns. In addition to his offensive production and recovered onside kick, he also added an interception on the defensive side of the ball. Lane carried the ball six times for 117 yards and one touchdown.

Chagrin Falls, unranked at the end of the regular-season, finished as the state runner-up for the second year in a row, losing to Kettering Archbishop Alter in the 2009 championship game. The Tigers finished the season at 13-2.

The win capped off a 13-2 season for Bishop Hartley, which was also unranked, and gave the Hawks their second football state championship in school history. Bishop Hartley won its first state title in 1986. 

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Division VI
Canton Fawcett Stadium - Friday, December 3, 3:00 p.m.

 

Final Stats

Blue Jays Win Championship in Record-Setting Fashion
#1 Delphos St. John’s defeats #10 Shadyside 77-6
Dec. 3, 2010

CANTON, Ohio – Top-ranked Delphos St. John’s imposed itself early and never looked back, defeating 10th-ranked Shadyside 77-6 in the OHSAA Division VI football state championship game Friday at Canton Fawcett Stadium.

St. John’s scored 11 offensive touchdowns, which sets an OHSAA record for most touchdowns in a championship game in all divisions. The Blue Jays also set records for most points in an OHSAA playoff and championship game (77) and largest margin of victory in a championship game for all divisions (71-points). In addition, St. John’s set a Division VI championship game record rushing for 416 yards as a team. This mark is fourth overall in all divisions.  St. John’s 552 yards of total offense is third overall for all divisions in championship games.

Defensively, St. John’s forced Shadyside into turning the ball over seven times. Six of those seven turnovers were interceptions, with Ty Bergfeld recording three of his own. 

The Blue Jays were led offensively by senior running back Evan Burgei, who ran 17 times for 123 yards and three touchdowns, also collecting one receiving touchdown. Blue Jays senior quarterback Jordan Leininger threw two touchdown passes in addition to rushing 13 times for 101 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Ty Bergfeld caught two passes for 49 yards and a touchdown. Other Blue Jay touchdowns were scored by juniors Jordan Bergfeld and Chris Will along with sophomores Mark Bogg and Brock Bonifas.

Determined not to be shut-out, Shadyside scored on a 13-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth-quarter by senior running back Evan Marling, but failed to convert the extra-point.

Individual state championship records for St. John’s were set by Evan Burgei, who recorded a Division VI championship game record for most touchdowns with four, and tied the mark for most rushing touchdowns (3). Running back Chris Will set the mark for longest run for a touchdown in the Division VI championship game with his 75-yard dash in the fourth quarter.

St. John’s claimed its sixth state championship overall and second in the last three years. The Blue Jays are now the fourth school with six OHSAA football titles. St. John’s finishes their season 15-0.

Shadyside becomes  the state runner-up for the second time in school history, finishing with a record of 13-2.

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Division II
Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium – Friday, December 3, 7 p.m.

 

Final Stats

 

Maple Heights Completes Big Comeback, Wins Division II Championship
Washington’s seven touchdowns lead Maple Heights to first state title

MASSILLON, Ohio – Maple Heights got off to a slow start out of the gate, but quickly found its groove as the Mustangs overcame a 19-point deficit and accelerated past Trotwood-Madison for a 45-33 victory Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Stadium in the OHSAA Division II football state championship game.

Maple Heights senior quarterback Shaq Washington, who accounted for seven touchdowns in the game, scampered 19 yards into the end zone with 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter to seal the game for the Mustangs.

The end zone was a familiar spot for Washington, as the dynamic quarterback reached pay dirt on the ground four times in the game. He finished the game with 29 carries for 174 yards. The four touchdowns tied the Division II record for rushing touchdowns and most touchdowns for an individual in the state finals. Washington also completed 11 of 19 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns.

The primary receiving target for the Mustangs was senior receiver Andre Stubbs, whose seven catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns set an individual record for most receiving yards in a Division II state championship game. Stubbs’ 80-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter set a new record for longest scoring pass play in the Division II state championship game.

Trailing 26-7 in the first half, Maple Heights was able to muster together several long scoring drives to catch up and eventually zoom past Trotwood-Madison. In the process, the Mustangs set a new record for largest deficit overcome to win a championship in Division II.

Trotwood-Madison took an early 13-0 lead before Maple Heights could successfully run a play from scrimmage. The Rams offense was paced by senior running back Antwan Gilbert, who rushed 28 times for 179 yards. He also scored on an electrifying 45-yard punt return to start the second quarter.

The Rams were able to hold onto their lead until 9:41 remained in the fourth quarter, when Maple Heights took a 37-33 lead on a two-yard run by Washington.

Both teams lit up the scoreboard all night, scoring a combined total of 78 points to set a new Division II record for most combined points in a state championship game.

The win capped off a perfect 15-0 season for the fourth-ranked Mustangs. It was Maple Heights’ first state championship in school history.

Unranked Trotwood-Madison finishes the season with a 12-3 record and its second runner-up finish in school history.

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Division V

Canton Fawcett Stadium – Saturday, December 4, 11:00 a.m.

 

Final Stats

Championship Gold Belongs to the Irish
#1 Youngstown Ursuline defeats Coldwater for its third-straight title

CANTON, Ohio – In a rematch of last year’s championship game, top-ranked Youngstown Ursuline claimed its third-straight OHSAA Division V football state championship Saturday, defeating unranked Coldwater 51-21 at Canton Fawcett Stadium.

The two schools combined for a Division V championship game record 10 touchdowns, which is second only to Delphos St. John’s and Shadyside, which scored 11 between them the night before in the Division VI championship.

Ursuline (15-0) becomes the sixth school in OHSAA history to win three consecutive football state championships. The title was the Irish’s fourth in school history, their first coming in 2000.

Ursuline displayed a high-powered offense all game, setting multiple championship game records. The Irish posted the Division V record for most points in a quarter, tallying 29 in the second. In addition, Ursuline surpassed its own record-setting output of 508 yards of offense in 2009, registering 611 yards of total offense.

Ursuline senior quarterback Paul Kempe becomes only the second quarterback in OHSAA history to ever lead his team to three consecutive state championships, the other being Jason Turner, who led Versailles to titles in 1993, ’94, and ’95. Kempe finished the game six-for-nine passing for a 119 yards, throwing for one touchdown and running for another.

Coldwater persisted all afternoon, refusing to relent after falling behind early. Senior receiver Ross Klenke collected seven catches for 125 yards and three touchdowns to lead the way for the Cavaliers.  Klenke’s three touchdown grabs sets the mark for most receiving touchdowns by an individual in the Division V championship game.

Akise Teague, Ohio’s 2010 Mr. Football, led the Ursuline offense, setting the record for most touchdowns in a Division V championship game and tying the record for all divisions, scoring five times. Teague tied the previous record (four) in the first half and went on to finish the day with 19 carries for 249 yards and four receptions for 94 yards.

Coldwater, which owns two state titles, becomes state runner-up for the fourth-time in school history and second year in a row. The Cavaliers finish the season with a 12-3 record.

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Division III

Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium – Saturday, December 4, 3:00 p.m.

 

Final Stats

 

Eagles Take Their Perch atop OHSAA Division III Football
#3 Columbus Bishop Watterson defeats Akron Buchtel 13-12

MASSILLON, Ohio – Despite committing six turnovers, third-ranked Columbus Bishop Watterson prevailed over unranked Akron Buchtel, 13-12, to win the OHSAA Division III football state championship Saturday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

Buchtel had two opportunities to retake the lead during the last four minutes of the game, but were turned away both times by a stingy Bishop Watterson defense that truly guided the Eagles to the win. Senior linebacker Matt Redfield recorded a team-high eight tackles, and junior linebacker Craig Fada pitched in with six tackles and a sack.

A game that was a defensive struggle, consumed by turnovers and empty possessions by both teams, turned into a nail-biter late in the game as the two sides swapped leads in the fourth quarter.

Bishop Watterson took a 6-0 lead with 2:55 remaining in the first quarter on a one-yard run by senior quarterback Patrick Rhomberg.

Neither offense was able to put together a scoring drive for the remainder of the first half, but Buchtel’s opportunistic defense took advantage of an errant Bishop Watterson pass, as junior defensive back Jarrod Wilson returned an interception 82 yards for a score as time expired in the first half.

The play set a new Division III state championship game record for longest interception return for a touchdown. It also marked Wilson’s fourth consecutive game with a defensive touchdown, and the 14th time the Griffins’ defense put points on the board this season.

Buchtel took its first lead of the game late in the third quarter, as senior quarterback Steve Parker connected with senior Tyler Jones for an eight-yard touchdown reception. The Griffins were not able to hold the lead, as Bishop Watterson’s game-clinching score came on a three-yard rushing touchdown by senior running back Ray Cook with 10:50 left in the fourth quarter.

Bishop Watterson senior defensive back Brad Mccurdy sealed the victory with an interception with two minutes left in regulation.

The win gave Bishop Watterson a final record of 13-1 and earned the Eagles their second state championship in school history.

Two-time state champion Buchtel finished as runner-up for the third time and completed its season at 11-4.
 

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Division I
Canton Fawcett Stadium – Saturday December 4 – 7:00 p.m.

Final Stats

Lakewood St. Edward Delivers First Football Championship
#3 Eagles defeat Huber Heights Wayne to win their first state championship

CANTON, Ohio – In a hard fought OHSAA Division I state championship game, third-ranked Lakewood St. Edward outlasted unranked Huber Heights Wayne 35-28 to win its first state title Saturday at Canton Fawcett Stadium.

St. Edward overcame a 14-point second-half deficit to win, tying the record for largest comeback to win in a Division I championship game. The state championship is the Eagles first in football, as they had previously been to the championship game three other times. They finish the season 15-0.

The Eagles started the scoring with a meticulous 8:32 drive to start the first quarter, capped off by senior running back Reggie Terrell punching it in for a one-yard touchdown. Wayne answered later in the quarter when senior quarterback Braxton Miller, the Division I Offensive Player of the Year, slashed his way to the end zone for a 17-yard rushing touchdown.

The score remained tied 7-7 through a back-and-forth second quarter.

The third quarter began with a bang, with Miller connecting twice for touchdown passes to put Wayne up 21-7. The first went to senior receiver Seth Stuart, the second to junior receiver Marshall Peterson. 

St. Edward responded with 21 unanswered points. Eagles senior receiver Patrick Barry collected a 10-yard touchdown reception from senior quarterback Kevin Burke, followed by an immediate interception of Miller by senior linebacker Avery Bailey. Senior running back Terrell Bates tied the game at 21, on a 15-yard touchdown run less than a minute after the turnover. Burke added one more touchdown, diving into the end zone to cap off a six-yard run. The extra-point attempt failed after a penalty moved the kick back 10 yards.

Wayne countered, relying on Miller one more time, scoring from two yards out to take the lead 28-27 in the fourth quarter. 

St. Edward, determined to persevere, took the ball 60 yards on seven plays, scoring with 1:32 left in the game. Bates provided the game-winning score on a 17-yard run from scrimmage. The Eagles converted a two-point conversion to go up by seven when Burke connected with junior receiver Quincy Jones in the back corner of the end zone.

Wayne had one more opportunity to tie the game, but was thwarted when Miller was intercepted on fourth down by St. Edward senior defensive back Cory Blackstock to ultimately seal the victory.

Miller led the Warriors offensively completing 15 of 24 passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran the ball 15 times for 64 yards and two touchdowns.

For St. Edward, Burke completed nine of 13 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he ran for a team-high 130 yards and a touchdown. Bates ran 21 times for 92 yards and two touchdowns.

Wayne now has two state championship game appearances, finishing as the runner-up in both. The Warriors finish the season 11-4.

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