They both scored 27...Fort Recovery's Cale Rammel (in purple) and Versailles' Connor Stonebraker (background) each scored 27 points, but Rammel's Indians overcame an 11-point fourth quarter deficit to overtake Versailles and win Friday, 50-48. Read about the game in Saturday's Press Pros.
Up by six with 30 seconds remaining, St. Henry could not hold that lead as Marion Local's Avae Unrast (above, #10) would take over, send the game to overtime with a clutch three-pointer, and the Flyers would go on to win Thursday, 52-49. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.
In a first, a pair of coaches claim Press Pros honors for our 2022 Coach of The Year distinction in area football - New Bremen's Chris Schmidt, and Marion Local's Tim Goodwin (above). Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.
In windy conditions, dropping temperatures, and facing a near mirror-image of itself, Marion Local parlayed just one offensive touchdown, 142 total yards, and a vital 'pick six' into a 14-6 win over Kirtland, and their 13th state title, overall.
With no margin for error offensively, New Bremen recovered from a 14-0 deficit to score every single time it touched the ball thereafter until a game-ending kneel-down clinched its advance to a second Division VII state championship game in three seasons.