Div. I: Cincinnati Moeller 20, Toledo Whitmer 12
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Spencer Iacavone’s efficient passing and a stout defense helped Cincinnati Moeller defeat Toledo Whitmer for the Ohio Division I championship 20-12 Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium.
The Crusaders (12-3) won their seventh title — first since 1985. They lost title games in 1989, 1991 and 1997.
Iacovone went 15 of 19 for 161 yards and a 7-yard touchdown to Keith Watkins for Moeller, which used a high-powered offense to get to its 12th title game overall — then won with defense. Moeller opponents averaged 25.3 points in 14 games. Whitmer’s total was the lowest against the Crusaders this year.
The Panthers (14-1), in their first title game, got 288 total yards from quarterback Nick Holley, who passed for 196 and two TDs.
Div. II: Toledo CC 16, Trotwood-Madison 12
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Amir Edwards has rushed for 185 yards and two touchdowns to help Toledo Central Catholic win its second Ohio state Division II football championship by beating defending champion Trotwood-Madison 16-12.
The 14-1 Fighting Irish held Trotwood-Madison running back Isreal Green to 56 yards on 14 carries Friday night. A year ago, Green had 326 yards and six touchdowns when the Rams won the title.
Trotwood-Madison is 12-3. It got a pair of touchdown passes from Messiah Deweaver in the fourth quarter. He hit Ryon Lucas from 13 yards with 9:20 to play and connected with Demarcus Wilson from 24 yards with 2:38 left.
Toledo Central Catholic also won the title in 2005.
Div. III: Akron SVSM 42, Bellevue 21
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Newman Williams’ spectacular 41-yard touchdown run helped Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary beat Bellevue 42-21 Saturday for the Division III state football championship.
The Fighting Irish (13-2) won their fifth title, and their first since 1988.
Williams’ run, on a fake punt, was the highlight. The 215-pound junior rumbled 20 yards around the left end, broke three tackles and carried a defender the final 5 yards to score.
Seconds later, Williams intercepted a pass at his own 47. Five plays later, he scored from 5 yards to make it 35-14.
Perris Campbell ran for 165 yards and three TD’s for the Irish.
Jalen Santoro had TD passes of 27, 13 and 27 yards for Bellevue (13-2), in its first title game.
Clinton-Massie beats St. Clairsville in Div. IV
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Bayle Wolf ran for 220 yards and scored five touchdowns to lead Clinton-Massie to its first state football championship, 46-36 over St. Clairsville in Division IV on Friday.
Wolf scored on a 9-yard run and 36-yard pass from Tyler Uetrecht in the first three minutes for the Falcons (15-0). They totaled 822 points this year, a state record for any level.
St. Clairsville (14-1) rallied from a 19-0 deficit in its first title game. The Red Devils got within 39-36 as Matt Kinnick passed for 437 yards. The senior quarterback had scoring throws of 7, 76, 9 yards and 46 yards to Jerrid Marhefka.
Marhefka had nine receptions and a title-game record 272 yards.
Wolf intercepted a pass with 1:30 left to help preserve the win.
Div. V: Coldwater 10, Kirtland 9
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Austin Bruns passed for 233 yards and one touchdown as Coldwater took the Division V state football championship away from Kirtland 10-9 Saturday in a rematch of the 2011 title game.
The Cavaliers (15-0), ranked No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll, earned their third title, and first since 2007.
Bruns, who ran for 97 yards, passed 7 yards to Mitch Schoenherr for a 7-0 lead. The Hornets (14-1) tied it on a 4-yard pass from Scott Eilerman to Matthew Finkler.
Kyle Bergman’s 28-yard field on the first half’s final play put Coldwater up 10-7.
Kirtland got within 10-9 when Sam Skiljan tackled Brody Hoying in the end zone for a safety in the fourth.
Hoying intercepted a pass with 1:05 left to preserve the win.
Div. VI: Maria Stein Marion Local 28, Newark Catholic 21
MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Hunter Wilker scored on a 1-yard run with 21 seconds left to lead Maria Stein Marion Local to its sixth state football championship, 28-21 over Newark Catholic in Division VI on Friday.
Wilker, a freshman wide receiver, had three TD runs as the Flyers (13-2) repeated as champions despite losing tailbacks Jacy Goettemoeller and Aaron Nietfeld to injuries.
Nate Nagel broke up a potential tying pass in the end zone with no time left.
Chayce Croch threw two TD passes and had a 5-yard TD run for Newark Catholic (12-3), seeking its ninth title.
Wilker scored from 6 yards 19 seconds left in the first half. Moved to running back after Nietfeld went down, Wilker picked his way through the right side for an 11-yard TD with 18 seconds left in the third quarter for a 21-14 lead.