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Cuyahoga Heights To Test Flyers In State Title Game
Fri., Dec. 2, 10:00 AMóD VI: Cuyahoga Heights (14-0) vs. Marion Local (13-1)(11-26-16) Marion Local is returning to the State Finals this season for the sixth straight year and hope to start a new streak of titles. After winning four titles in a row they were knocked off by Kirtland 22-20 in last years Division VI title game.
Marion Local Flyers State Appearances
State Championships 2014 Football Division VII State Championship 2013 Football Division VII State Championship 2012 Football Division VI State Championship 2011 Football Division VI State Championship 2007 Football Division V State Championship 2006 Football Division VI State Championship 2001 Football Division VI State Championship 2000 Football Division VI State Championship State Runner-Up 2015 Football Division VI State Runner-Up 2003 Football Division VI State Runner-UpFor most of the regular season it looked like Kirtland and Marion Local would meet again to decide the D VI State title in Columbus. That was until Cuyahoga Heights beat the Hornets (October 21st), for the first time since 2009, 21-0 in a Chagrin Valley Conference game and stopping Kirtland's 51-game CVC winning streak. To prove it was not a 'fluke' they beat them again in the Regional Championship game 17-0, two wins and two shut-outs.
Last night Cuyahoga Heights moved to 14-0 on the season as the Redskins picked up a 30-14 win over Newark Catholic in an OHSAA D VI state semifinal Friday night at Red Rider Stadium in Orrville and advance to their first ever title game. The Redskins have made it a habit to score quickly outscoring their opponents 153-7 in the first quarter this season. They score almost 35 points a game on offense and scored 40 points or more in six of their wins.
The defense has given up just 7.8 points a game. The Redskins have three shut-outs, two coming in the playoffs. They also held opponents to 7 points or less in seven other games.
Twitter video hightlights - Cuyahoga Heights beat Newark CatholicBrett Lowther 11 yard TD pass to Matt Harris. Cuyahoga Heights leads Newark Catholic 7-0 with 5:31 left 1Q.
Lucas D'Orazio from 1 yard out for the TD. Cuyahoga Heights leads Newark Catholic 30-14 with 3:44 to play
Cuyahoga Heights (14-0) Off Avg 34.9 Def Avg 7.8 8/26 @ Keystone 35 - 13 Win 9/2 New London 48 - 6 Win 9/9 @ Springfield 45 - 2 Win 9/16 @ Hawken 33 - 7 Win 9/23 Cardinal 41 - 13 Win 9/30 Richmond Heights 42 - 6 Win 10/7 @ Harding 35 - 6 Win 10/14 Berkshire 49 - 28 Win 10/21 @ Kirtland 21 - 0 Win 10/28 Independence 45 - 7 Win 11/4 Hillsdale 24 - 7 Win 11/11 Aquinas 34 - 0 Win 11/18 Kirtland 17 - 0 Win 11/25 Newark Catholic 30 - 14 Win
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.