Trotwood-Madison totaled 492 yards of offense to defeat Avon, 42-28, in the 2011 OHSAA Division II championship game Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. HERE’S HOW IT WENT DOWN…
Third Time’s the Charm,
Trotwood-Madison Wins First Football Title
Rams run past Avon
42-28 to win Division II
MASSILLON, Ohio – Trotwood-Madison totaled 492 yards of offense to
defeat Avon, 42-28, in the 2011 OHSAA Division II championship game
Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.
The Rams’ Isreal Green broke four individual
state championship records in the victory. The junior running back set
records for most touchdowns in a game in all divisions (6), most rushing
touchdowns in a game in all divisions (6), most points all divisions (36) and most rushing yards in a
game for Division II (326).
As a team, Trotwood-Madison set the
record in Division II title games with 492 yards of total
offense. The mark places the Rams eighth on the all-time list for total
offense in a championship game.
Together Trotwood and Avon set the Division II mark for most combined
total yards in a championship game with 818, placing the game ninth on
the all-time list for all divisions.
The game itself was a back-and-forth affair. The Rams held a 21 point advantage
late in the first half, but Avon was able to cut the lead to seven by the end of the third
quarter. In the 2010 championship game, Trotwood held a 19 point lead
against Maple Heights and was unable to hold on to the lead.
Avon was opportunistic, scoring on an interception return in the
first quarter and recovering an onside kick late in the third quarter,
trying to keep pace with the Rams running attack, but ultimately fell
short in its first trip to the state championship game. The Eagles finish as runner-up with a 13-2
The title is Trotwood-Madison’s first in football in its third trip to the championship game.
The Rams finish the season undefeated at 15-0. Trotwood had previously
finished as runner-up in 2010 and 1981.