Ottawa-Glandorf's Tristan Parker (24) battles for some tough yards as a pair of Bishop Hartley defenders bring him down during their regional final game.
PIQUA - The battle between the number one and number two ranked teams in Division IV lived up to its billing Friday night at Alexander Stadium in Piqua.
Columbus Bishop Hartley, the number one ranked team, and Ottawa-Glandorf, ranked number two, went toe to toe before the Hawks took advantage of a Titan turnover in the fourth quarter to post a 41-31 win in their Region 14 regional final contest. The win sends the Hawks to the state semi-finals against Clinton-Massie next Friday. O-G saw an excellent season end at 12-1.
Bishop Hartley had a 34-31 lead in the fourth quarter after Marcellus Calhoun scored on a nine yard run with 5:16 left. Ottawa-Glandorf took over at their own 25 and picked up on a first down on a nine yard run by Caleb Siefker. On the next play, O-G fumbled the ball with Hartley recovering at the O-G 37. The Hawks sealed their win when Calhoun scored on a two yard run with 2:16 left.
The Titans drove to the Hartley 19 where they attempted a 36 yard field goal. The field goal sailed wide left and the Hawks ran out the remaining time to end the game.
O-G had a 17-14 halftime lead as Siefker kicked a 29 yard field goal with 1:02 left in the first half. The two teams traded scores in the second half before the Hawks scored on back-to-back possessions to end the game.