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2013 OHSAA State Football Playoffs Coverage

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2013 OHSAA Football State Championships

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Thursday, Dec. 5

Div. III: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (14-0) vs. Trotwood-Madison (11-2), 7 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium


Friday, Dec. 6

Div. VI: Kirtland (14-0) vs. Haviland Wayne Trace (13-1), 11 a.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium

Div. IV: Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (10-4) vs. Clarksville Clinton-Massie (13-1), 3 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Div. II: Cleveland Glenville (13-1) vs. Loveland (14-0), 7 p.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium


Saturday, Dec. 7

Div. V: Columbus Bishop Hartley (13-1) vs. Coldwater (12-2), 11 a.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Div. I: Mentor (13-1) vs. Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (13-1), 3 p.m. at Canton Fawcett Stadium

Div. VII: Glouster Trimble (14-0) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (14-0), 7 p.m. at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium


2013 OHSAA State Football Championships

Canton Fawcett Stadium and Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
December 5-7, 2013


Division III



Akron St. Vincent�St. Mary Dominates To Win Back-To-Back Titles
Fighting Irish force turnovers to defeat Trotwood-Madison 24-0

MASSILLON � Top-ranked Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary took advantage of five turnovers throughout the game and used its running attack to defeat Trotwood-Madison 24-0 in the 2013 OHSAA Division III football state championship game at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium Thursday night.

On a cold and rainy night in Massillon, Trotwood-Madison (11-3) threw three interceptions and lost two fumbles. St. Vincent-St. Mary (15-0) opened scoring with a 36-yard field goal in the first quarter by senior Evan Cunningham. Senior Newman Williams added a one-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter to give the Fighting Irish a 10-0 lead at halftime. In the second half, Williams added an eight-yard rushing touchdown off of a Rams' turnover. SVSM junior Vince Lockett scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to make it 24-0.

The title is the sixth overall for SVSM (2013, 2012, 1988, 1982, 1981, 1972). The Fighting Irish are now 6-1 all-time in state final games. Their shutout was the 28th overall shutout in OHSAA State Football history, and the fourth in Division III, the first since 2003.

Trotwood-Madison averaged 217 rushing yards per game this season, but it was SVSM's defense that held the Rams to only 12 yards rushing on the night on 23 attempts. SVSM senior Anthony Adkins led the team with six tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss. The Irish had seven total tackles for loss.

Trotwood-Madison, which defeated Clyde in the state semifinal 54-7, was making its fourth state championship appearance. The Rams' own one state title, which came in 2011.

SVSM senior Parris Campbell led the ground attack with 18 attempts and 58 yards of the team's 180 rushing yards total. Trotwood-Madison senior Demarcus Wilson led all receivers with 50 yards on four receptions. Neither team threw for more than 100 yards on the cold and rainy night.


Division VI



Kirtland Wins Second State Title
Hornets defeat Wayne Trace 44-16 in Division VI Championship

CANTON � Top-ranked Kirtland (15-0) dominated on the ground and also used a strong passing attack to defeat No. 10 Haviland Wayne Trace (13-2) 44-16 on Friday morning in the 2013 OHSAA State Football Division VI championship game at Canton Fawcett Stadium.

Kirtland ran for 410 yards total in addition to its 178 yards and two touchdowns through the air. That rushing total is the seventh-most rushing yards in an OHSAA state championship game.

Kirtland entered the championship game winning 43 of its last 44 games and outscoring opponents 165-28 in the playoffs this season. Senior Sam Kukura led all rushers with 196 yards on 19 attempts and one touchdown. Junior Adam Hess added 177 yards on 22 attempts and two touchdowns. in addition to its 178 yards and two touchdowns through the air.

Kirtland got on the scoreboard first with a 1-yd touchdown run by junior Sam Skiljan in the first quarter. Wayne Trace would answer in the second quarter with a 41-yd touchdown reception by junior Jake Arend to tie the game. But Kirtland scored the next five touchdowns of the game. Kirtland junior Adam Hess scored twice in the second quarter, a 5-yd run and a 9-yd run, to extend the lead. Senior Sam Kukura scored on a 68-yd run to give the Hornets a 30-8 lead at halftime. The Hornets would score two more times in the second half, a 24-yd touchdown reception by senior Ryan Loncar and 51-yd touchdown reception by junior Matthew Finkler. Wayne Trace's only other score came in the fourth quarter, a 30-yd touchdown reception by junior Tyler Showalter.

Wayne Trace senior quarterback Colby Speice threw for 262 yards and two touchdowns, completing 18 of 44 attempts. Kirtland junior Sam Skiljan threw for 133 yards and two touchdowns, completing six of 10 attempts.

Wayne Trace's junior Jake Arena led all receivers with 101 receiving yards on five receptions and one touchdown. This was Wayne Trace's first state final appearance. Only their second year in the playoffs, the Raiders only had one playoff win in school history before this year. They scored 217 points in the playoffs this year, the most among the 14 schools in the state finals.

Kirtland was making its third appearance in the state final and its third in a row. The Hornets won the championship in 2011 and lost to Coldwater in the Division V championship in 2012. In its ninth year in the playoffs, Kirtland now has a 18-7 playoff record.


Division IV



Clinton-Massie Defeats Cardinal Mooney to Win Back-To-Back Titles
Falcons Score Fourth Quarter Touchdown To Hold Off Cardinals 27-21

MASSILLON- No. 5 Clarksville Clinton-Massie (14-1) scored late in the fourth quarter to secure the Division IV championship and back-to-back state titles in the 2013 OHSAA State Football championship Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

Because of the snowy weather conditions, both teams used their rushing attacks for a majority of the offense. Clinton-Massie senior Bayle Wolf led all rushers with 172 yards on 33 attempts and three touchdowns. The Falcons rushed for 267 total yards. Mooney senior Mark Handel finished with 140 yards rushing on 16 attempts and two touchdowns. The Cardinals rushed for 238 total yards. There were only 10 passing attempts between the quarterbacks of both teams.

Clinton-Massie has won the state title in both of its two state final appearances (2012 and 2013). Cardinal Mooney was one of five defending state champions returning to the finals this weekend and now have an all-time playoff record of 22-11. Clinton-Massie also scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns in its semifinal victory against top-ranked Kenton.

Youngstown Cardinal Mooney, which finishes its season 10-5, was first on the scoreboard with a 25-yard touchdown run by junior C.J. Amill. Clinton-Massie answered with an 8-yard touchdown run by senior Bayle Wolf, his first of three touchdowns on the day, to tie the game. The Cardinals would score before the quarter ended on a 68-yard touchdown run by senior Mark Handel. Clinton-Massie junior Chayse Wolf tied the game in the second quarter with a 20-yard touchdown run. Mooney reclaimed the lead when Handel scored his second touchdown of the day on a 13-yard touchdown run, giving the Cardinals a 21-14 lead at halftime. The Falcons tied the game in the third quarter on Wolf's second touchdown of the day, a 1-yard touchdown run. Wolf sealed the victory for the Falcons with his third touchdown of the day with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter, a 2-yard touchdown run.

Two keys plays in the fourth quarter helped Clinton-Massie win its second state title. With 6:53 left in the fourth quarter, Mooney punted the ball from its own 24-yd line only 16 yards to its 40-yard line. The Cardinals would take over with great field position for their game-winning drive. With 30 seconds left in the game, the Falcons intercepted Mooney quarterback Jon Saadey to clinch the title.

Mooney Mark Handel's 68 yard touchdown run tied the record for the longest touchdown run in Division IV state championship history (Delbert Ferguson, Youngstown Ursuline, vs. Coldwater at Massillon, 1998).

Cardinal Mooney made its 12th state final appearance. The Cardinals own eight state titles (2011, 09, 06, 04, 1987, 82, 80, 73). With its state semifinal victory over Steubenville, Mooney became the third school in OHSAA history with 60 or more playoff wins (Newark Catholic 69, Cleveland St. Ignatius 66). Mooney now has an all-time playoff record of 60-18.


Division II




Loveland Wins First State Football Title
Tigers defeat Glenville 41-23 in Division II state championship game

CANTON- No. 2 Loveland (15-0) used a strong rushing attack and took advantage of seven turnovers to defeat Glenville (13-2) 41-23 and win its first state title in the 2013 OHSAA State Football Division II championship at Canton Fawcett Stadium on Friday night.

Loveland jumped out to an early lead and scored 34 points in the first half. The Tigers' 27 points in the second quarter is the most points scored in a quarter in a Division II championship game.

Loveland freshman Luke Waddell got on the scoreboard first with a 66-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Loveland added four more touchdowns. Senior Tre Heath caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Drew Plitt. Senior Gunner Gamnill scored on a 5-yard touchdown run. Senior defensive back Beau Ngu returned a 50-yard interception to the endzone. Senior Jake Elfers caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Plitt and the Tigers led 34-0 at half.

Glenville scored on its opening drive of the second half with a 2-yard touchdown run by senior Davon Anderson. Loveland would quickly answered with Gumbill's second rushing touchdown, a 6-yard run. Late in the game, the Tarblooders added a 7-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Quan Robinson Jr. and a 47-yard touchdown reception by senior Marshon Lattimore from Robinson Jr.

Loveland rushed for 340 total yards, led by Waddell with 175 rushing yards on 19 attempts and one touchdown and Gambill with 115 rushing yards on 24 attempts and two touchdowns. Glenville Mattimore led all receivers with 83 yards on three receptions and one touchdown.

Glenville quarterback Quan Robinson Jr. threw for 203 yards and one touchdown, completing 10 of 28 passing attempts. Loveland quarterback Drew Plitt threw for 66 yards and two touchdowns, completing all five passes he threw.

Loveland made its first state final appearance and is now 6-3 all-time in the playoffs. The Tigers only had one playoff victory before this year. In the state semifinal, Loveland came from behind and defeated No. 1 Zanesville in double-overtime.

Glenville made its second state final appearance and has an all-time playoff record of 19-11. Glenville defeated No. 6 Medina Highland in the semifinal.


Division V



Coldwater Pulls Away From Hartley to Win Fourth State Title
Cavaliers score twice in fourth quarter to cap 24-7 win

MASSILLON � Sixth-ranked Coldwater led 10-7 at halftime and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to top fourth-ranked Columbus Bishop Hartley, 24-7, Saturday in the OHSAA Division V state championship game at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

Coldwater (13-2), the defending Div. V state champion, now owns four state titles (2013, 12, 07, 05). The Cavaliers have played in the state championship game each of the last five seasons, making them the first school in OHSAA history to play 75 games in a five-year span. They are now 55-15 all-time in the playoffs and own the state�s longest active streak of qualifying for the playoffs at 18-straight years.

Coldwater junior quarterback Brody Hoying ran for 145 yards on 24 carries and scored all three Cav touchdowns, including a 9-yard run with 1:00 left before halftime and then fourth-quarter scoring runs of three yards with 5:26 left and 32 yards with 2:46 remaining. Hoying also completed 7-of-12 passes for 83 yards.

Other than Hoying�s scoring jaunts, perhaps the biggest play of the game was his interception of a Hartley pass and 33-yard return early in the fourth quarter deep in Hartley territory that ended a 16-play Hartley drive and eventually led to Hoying�s own second rushing touchdown of the game.

The two teams had nearly identical team statistical totals, with neither team gaining more than 300 yards, but the Coldwater defense held Hartley to 6-of-14 conversions on third down and 3-of-7 on fourth down.

Coldwater senior Mitch Schoenherr led the Cav defense with 16 tackles, while junior Mitch Fullenkamp added nine stops, including two for loss, and recovered a fumble.

Coldwater�s Matt Kramer got the scoring started for the Cavs with a 30-yard field with 7:45 left in the second quarter. Hartley�s Jared Brandewie scored the Hawks� touchdown on a 7-yard run with 10:44 left in the third quarter. Alonzo Saxton led Hartley with 75 yards rushing on just eight carries.

Hartley (13-2) was making its fourth state final appearance (owns titles in 2010 and 1086) and is now 22-9 all-time in the playoffs in 11 appearances.

Division I



Moeller Wins Scoring Duel with Mentor, 55-52, to Take Home Another State Title
Crusaders win ninth state championship as 17 Div. I state championship records fall, three more tied

CANTON � Division I state championship game records fell throughout the second half as fifth-ranked Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (14-1) held on for a 55-52 win Saturday over sixth-ranked Mentor (13-2) at Canton Fawcett Stadium as the Crusaders won back-to-back state titles and their ninth overall.

In a back-and-forth game that saw big plays topped by bigger plays, Mentor trailed 48-26 after three quarters, but scored a Div. I state championship record 26 points in the fourth quarter to get within one score for the last several possessions of the game.

That was just one of the state records that would fall by the time the game was over. Temperatures in the mid-20s did not slow down the two offenses, which combined for 1,040 yards of total offense to set a Div. I championship game record (second-most overall).

Moeller quarterback Gus Ragland�s 3-yard touchdown run with 2:13 left in the game was Moeller�s only score of the fourth quarter, but it put the Crusaders back up by 10 points and with enough of a lead to hang for the victory after Mentor added one more touchdown.

Moeller totaled 550 yards, which would have been the new Div. I state record had it not been for the 586 yards that Mentor amassed. The two teams combined for a Div. I championship game record 15 touchdowns. Moeller�s eight touchdowns is a Div. Ii championship game record.

Moeller�s 55 points scored are a Div. I championship game record, and the two teams combined for 108 points, which is a Div. I record and ranks second overall.

Earlier in the week, the two quarterbacks � Ragland from Moeller and Mentor�s Conner Krizancic � were crowed Associated Press Division I co-Offensive Players of the Year. On Saturday, the two signal callers combined for 692 yards passing as Krizancic set a Div. I state championship game record with 419 yards passing, while Ragland completed 12-of-13 passes for 273 yards with 189 yards rushing and a state-record tying five touchdowns on the ground. Adding in a 44-yard touchdown pass by Mentor receiver Eddie Daugherty, the two teams combined to throw for 736 yards, which is a Div. I championship game record.

Daugherty himself set an all-time state championship game record with 16 receptions. He totaled 164 yards and two touchdowns.

Ragland�s touchdown runs came on yardages of 8, 3, 70, 1 and 3 yards.

Krizancic also set Div. I championship game records with 36 completions and 54 attempts, while also rushing for 102 yards and three touchdowns. His combined total of 521 yards of total offense (419 passing, 102 rushing) is believed to be a state championship game record, surpassing the mark of 482 total yards set by Kenton�s Ben Mauk (439, 43) in the 2001 Div. IV state championship win over Licking Valley.

Mentor was making its third appearance in the state championship game and leaves with its third runner-up trophy (2007, 2006). Mentor beat Cleveland St. Ignatius and Lakewood St. Edward the last two weeks in the playoffs to advance to the state championship game.

Moeller�s ninth state title adds to titles won previously in 2012, 85, 82, 80, 79, 77, 76 and 75. The Crusaders were making their 13th appearance in the state championship game, which is most among big schools and second all-time to Newark Catholic�s 14. Moeller is now 46-23 all-time in the playoffs after winning Saturday and beating fourth-ranked Hilliard Davidson and No. 1 Cincinnati Colerain the last two weeks.


Division VII




Marion Local Shuts Out Trimble 33-0 for Third Straight Title
Flyers hold Trimble to 104 total yards

MASSILLON � No. 1 ranked Maria Stein Marion Local led 13-0 at halftime and scored touchdowns on its first three possessions of the second en route to a 33-0 win over third-ranked Glouster Trimble in the OHSAA Division VII state championship game Saturday night at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

The title is the third in a row Marion Local (15-0), which becomes the seventh school in OHSAA history to win three-consecutive championships. The Flyers, who own the best playoff winning percentage in OHSAA history (53-9 overall), have now won seven state titles overall (2013, 12, 11, 07, 06, 01, 00).

The title is also the 30th for the Midwest Athletic Conference in football, building on the conference�s state record.

Junior Jacy Goettemoeller caught a touchdown pass in the first quarter and rushed for two scores in the third quarter to lead the Flyers, who totaled 414 yards of offense compared to 104 for Trimble.

The Marion Local defense notched three interceptions, including two on back-to-back drives to start the third quarter that led to Flyer touchdowns.

On a frigid night with game-time temperature of 16 degrees, senior quarterback Adam Bertke completed 17-of-28 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown and ran for 54 yards on 12 carries and scored two touchdowns.

Trimble (14-1) was making its first appearance in the state championship game. The Tomcats beat second-ranked Berlin Center Western Reserve in the state semifinals.

Weekly Football Releases

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2013 OHSAA Football Playoff Brackets

Division I
State Tournament

Region 1 (PDF)

Region 2 (PDF)

Division II
State Tournament

Region 3

Region 4

Region 5

Region 6

Division III
State Tournament

Region 7

Region 8

Region 9

Region 10


Division IV

State Tournament

Region 11

Region 12

Region 13

Region 14

Division V

State Tournament

Region 15

Region 16

Region 17

Region 18

Division VI

State Tournament

Region 19

Region 20

Region 21

Region 22



Division VII

State Tournament

Region 23

Region 24

Region 25

Region 26




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