2010 OHSAA State Football Championships
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Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium – Friday, December 3, 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Stadium - Friday, December 3, 3:00 p.m.
Blue Jays Win Championship in Record-Setting Fashion
#1 Delphos St. John’s defeats #10 Shadyside 77-6
Dec. 3, 2010
– 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
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.
Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium – Friday, December 3, 7 p.m.
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
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
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
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.
Canton Fawcett Stadium –
Saturday, December 4, 11:00 a.m.
Championship Gold Belongs to the Irish
#1 Youngstown Ursuline defeats Coldwater for its third-straight title
– 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
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
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
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
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Massillon Paul Brown
Tiger Stadium – Saturday, December 4, 3:00 p.m.
Eagles Take Their Perch atop OHSAA Division III Football
#3 Columbus Bishop Watterson defeats Akron Buchtel
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
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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Canton Fawcett Stadium – Saturday December 4 – 7:00 p.m.
Lakewood St. Edward Delivers First Football Championship
#3 Eagles defeat Huber Heights Wayne to win their first state
– 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
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
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
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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