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.
Division V Championship:
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.
Akron SVSM 42,
CANTON, Ohio (AP) - After Parris Campbell Jr. ran for 165 yards and three touchdowns, the precocious 15-year-old was more in awe of Newman Williams' scintillating scoring run.
Williams' spectacular 41-yard effort helped Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary beat Bellevue, 42-21 Saturday for the Division III state football championship.
"I didn't think he was going to score," Campbell said. "He had guys hanging on and he just chucked them all into the end zone."
Williams' run came on a fake punt. The 215-pound junior rumbled 20 yards around left end, broke three tackles, bowled over a defender, then dragged another along the final 5 yards to score.
It helped the Fighting Irish (13-2) win their fifth title, first since 1988, and pleased their most famous alum, LeBron James. The basketball star tweeted his approval and the message was quickly relayed to Williams on the bench.
Irish quarterback Clayton Uecker went 11 for 19 for 154 yards and one touchdown, an 11-yard pass to 5-foot-6 Fransohn Bickley, a senior who also plays on defense.
Jalen Santoro had TD passes of 27, 13 and 27 yards for Bellevue (13-2), in its first title game.