It certainly wasn’t easy but in the end, behind two fourth-quarter touchdowns, Glenville rallied to beat Massillon 31-17 and will now advance to the D-I state championship game at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday night. It will mark the first appearance ever for a Cleveland public school team to play for the big school title on the gridiron.
Massillon Captains: Robert Partridge – QB – Sr., Spencer Leno – LB – Sr., Jeff Myers – DL – Sr. and Joe Studer – DL – Sr.
Glenville Captains: Terry Hasberry – DL – Sr., Rodnell Pierce – LB – Sr., Aundrey Walker – OL – Jr., Aaron Morris – LB – Sr. and Christian Bryant – DB – Sr.
Shane Wynn – WR – Jr.
Cardale Jones – QB – Jr.
Jake Reiman – RB/DB – Jr.
Andre Sturdivant – LB – Jr.
Latwan Anderson – DB – Sr.
Seth Nalbach – RB/LB – Jr.
Devin Smith – WR – Jr.
Jeremy Geier – K – Sr. – Geier connected on this 30 yard field to give Massillon a 3-0 lead with 9:07 left in the second quarter.
Christian Bryant’s return on the ensuing kickoff…
…helped set up this 49-yard touchdown run by Toney Foster – WR/DB – Sr. – to give Glenville a 6-3 lead with 8:46 left in the second quarter.
Massillon Coach Jason Hall wanted an excessive celebration call from the refs on the Foster touchdown.
Jayrone Elliott – DE – Sr.
Robert Walton – RB – Jr.
This long touchdown by Toney Foster was called back because of a penalty…
…so Cardale Jones connected with Arimas Greenwood – WR – Sr. – on this play for a 45-yard touchdown to give Glenville a 12-3…
…and the two-point conversion made the score 14-3 with 2:26 remaining in the first half.
And after Glenville’s defense forced a punt on the following series, the Tarblooders fumbled the punt and on the very first play Robert Partridge hit Bo Grunder – DB/WR – Sr. – on this play…
…good for a 26-yard touchdown reception to cut the lead to 14-10 with 1:28 left in the first half.
Shane Bell – WR – Sr.
Nicholas Davis – WR – Jr. – makes this catch in the end zone with time running out in the first half…
…but it was ruled incomplete when Aaron White – DB – Sr. – hit Davis from behind and knocked the ball loose.
So Glenville had to settle for this 28-yard field goal
Glenville led 17-10 at halftime.
An interference call on this play helped set up Massillon’s first and only score of the second half.
Jake Reiman crashes in from two-yards out on this play…
…to tie the game at 17-17 in the third period.
Christian Bryant missed left on this third-quarter field goal attempt.
And there goes Shane Wynn…
…after catching a short pass from Cardale Jones, Wynn avoids a few would-be Massillon tacklers and races toward the end zone…
…making one last Massillon defender miss him…
…before reaching pay dirt on this 71-yard touchdown to put Glenville up 24-17 with 8:59 left in the fourth period.
And after Rodnell Pierce blew up a couple of back-to-back plays on defense, Glenville got the ball right back.
A simple quarterback sweep by Cardale Jones on this play designed to stay in bounds and run the clock…
…bust free for a long-gainer down the sideline…
…and into the end zone 26 yards later to give Glenville their final margin of victory 31-17 with 5:02 left in the contest.
Glenville head coach Ted Ginn Sr. watches the action as the clock runs out.
Assistant coach and offensive coordinator, Tony Overton, get ready to celebrate their school’s first-ever appearance in a state title game.
Robert Partridge and Cardale Jones
Shane Wynn with former Tarblooder Ray Small. Wynn wears Small’s original number 4 at Ohio State.
Nicholas Davis and Aramis Greenwood
Ted Ginn Sr.
Leon Littlejohn – DB – Jr.
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