The fourth weekend of the Ohio High School Football Playoffs is here and so is the end of the season for 8 more teams. Final Scores? Yep…it’s all here.
Friday Night Real-Time Scores
What We Learned
Division II State Final: Friday 7 p.m. Canton Fawcett Stadium
Loveland (14-0/ONG JJH No. 3/AP No. 2) vs Glenville (13-1/ONG JJH No. 1/AP NO. 5)
Division III State Final: Thursday 7 p.m. Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (14-0/ONG JJH No. 2, AP No. 1) vs Trotwood-Madison (11-2/ ONG JJH No. 5/AP NR)
Division IV State Final: Friday 3 p.m. Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
Clinton-Massie (13-1/ONG JJH No. 3/AP No. 5) vs Youngstown Mooney (10-4/ONG JJH No. 9/AP NR)
Division VI State Final: Friday 11 a.m. Canton Fawcett Stadium
Kirtland (14-0/ONG JJH No. 2/AP No. 1) vs Wayne Trace (13-1/ONG JJH No. 8/AP No. 10)
1. Ready vs Kirtland was as good as we thought it’d be: For some reason this game was tabbed a state semifinal inseatd of a potential final. Good thing cause the game was terrible right? Wrong. Kirtland kicked a 20-yard field goal as time expired to win 10-7. The victory propels the Hornets to their third straight state final. Kirtland was D-V champ in 2011 and runner-up last year.
2. Wayne Trace rolls: 57 points in a state semifinal? That’s what the Warriors put on Mechanicsburg in the D-VI semis. Wayne Trace is averaging 50.7 ppg points per game and is now the seventh team in state history to score 700 or more points in a season. Coming into this season the Raiders had one postseason win in history. Now they have five and spot in the state final. Against Mechanicsburg, senior QB Colby Speice completed 30-of-46 attempts for 346 yards and four TDs and ran for two TDs. He’s accounted for 62 TDs this season.
3. The Tarblooders are back: Glenville won its 13 th straight game and advanced to its second state final (first since 2009) with a 41-13 win over Medina Highland in the D-II semis. The game was tied 13-13 at half. Glenville senior WR Marshon Lattimore had six catches for 161 yards and four TDs.
4. Wolf Men: Defending state champion Clinton-Massie upended Kenton 21-20 in the D-IV semis by rallying from a 20-7 fourth quarter defiict to win 21-20. Senior Bayle Wolf scored the game-winner from 7-yards out with 5:32 left, while his younger brother Chayse (a junior) scored twice – on 56- and eight-yard runs. Bayle Wolf now has 108 career TDs and 98 career rushing TDs.
5. Ram Tough: Despite a lack of respect from AP voters and others, Trotwood finds itself in its fourth straight state final thanks to a 54-7 throttling of Clyde in the D-III semis. The Rams were D-II state champs in 2011 and runners-up in 2010 and 2012. Trotwood sophomore QB Messiah DeWeaver threw for 349 yards and four first half TDs as the Rams built a 33-0 lead. DeWeaver ended 16-of-19 for 416 yards and six TDs.
6. Tiger Ball: Loveland owned one postseason win entering this season and now finds itself in its first state final after adding four more. The Tigers survived Zanesville 38-35 in OT in the D-II semis. Loveland scored with 17 seconds left and converted a 2-point conversion to force the extra stanza. Both teams scored TDs in the first OT. Zanesville missed a 37-yard field goal in the second OT. The game was only the fourth state semi in OHSAA history to go to OT.
7. Mooney trumps Big Red: In a meeting of two of Ohio’s traditional heavyweights, Mooney beat Steubenville 37-7 in the D-IV semis. Mooney improves to 60-17 in 26 playoff trips, while Big Red falls to 50-23 in 26 trips. The Cardinals will try to win state title No. 9 next week.
8. Irish Eye Another Title: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary earned a chance to defend its D-III state title and win back-to-back crowns for the first time since 1981-82 with a hard-fought 17-9 win over Marion-Franklin in the D-III semis. Senior RB and Ohio State recruit Parris Campbell ran for 193 yards on 23 carries and scored on an 82-yard TD run on the Irish’s first play from scrimmage. Campbell now has 1,586 yards, which is just 30 shy of SVSM’s season record.
Friday Night Final Scores: State Semifinals
Division II State Semifinals
Div. II state championship game is either Thursday, Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 6 (time TBA)
Glenville 41, Medina Highland 13 F Real-Time Score
Loveland 38, Zanesville 35 OT F Real-Time Score
Division III State Semifinals
Div. III state championship game is either Thurs., Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 6 (time TBA)
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 17, Marion-Franklin 9 F Real-Time Score
Trotwood-Madison 54, Clyde 7 F Real-Time Score
Division IV State Semifinals
Div. IV state championship game is either Thursday, Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 6 (time TBA)
Youngstown Mooney 37, Steubenville 7 F Real-Time Score
Clinton-Massie 21, Kenton 20 F Real-Time Score
Division VI State Semifinals
Div. VI state championship game is either Thursday, Dec. 5 or Friday, Dec. 6 (time TBA)
Kirtland 10, Ready 7 F Real-Time Score
Wayne Trace 57, Mechanicsburg 10 F Real-Time Score