Clinton-Massie sets Ohio's all-time scoring record, Marion Local ties for most titles by a public school and Toledo Central Catholic remains unbeaten in championship games.
CANTON – Ohio has "recognized" high school football champions since 1895. Saturday, Clinton-Massie (Clarksville, Ohio) did something that hadn't been done in the previous 117 years.
Behind a vaunted wishboned-based run game, the Falcons churned out 408 rushing yards to beat St. Clairsville (Ohio)
46-36 in the Division IV state final at Canton's Fawcett Stadium. With
its output, Massie becomes the first school in Ohio history to score 800
points in a season. The Falcons end with 822.
The state title was Massie's first in school history and the first for a Clinton County school.
told the kids before the game that not only do we have a chance to go
15-0, we have the opportunity to be the best (Ohio) high school team
ever," C-M head coach Dan McSurely said. "We've taken some criticism
about our competition but we scored 46 points today and last week we
scored over 40 against Hartley. We're not going to play second fiddle to
anyone. (These kids) deserve to be respected as one of the best."
took everything Massie had to finish unbeaten in a game that featured
substantial individual and team efforts from both sides.
Massie and St. Clairsville combined for 988 yards (third most in Ohio finals history) and one punt...