Archbishop Hoban denied chance for 6th state title in 21-10 loss

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CANTON, Ohio (WJW) – The Archbishop Hoban Knights were a perfect, 5 for 5 in state championship game outcomes until Thursday night.

The Knights came up short in the Division 2 State title game against Cincinnati Winton Woods at Tom Benson Hall of Fame stadium in Canton, losing 21-10.

The Knights offense found things very difficult all night long. They managed just 10 points, and the touchdown actually came on a fumble recovery and scoring jaunt by Caleb Kepler. 

That touchdown early in the third gave Hoban new life, trailing only 14-10.

Winton Woods, however, came right back as running back Casey Spears sprinted 53 yards for a 21-10 lead.

The Winton Woods Warriors sealed the win when a 4th down pass fell incomplete inside of two minutes left.

Winton Woods wins 21-10. Archbishop Hoban was denied a chance to win its 6th state title.

Friday, area teams St. Edward, Chardon and Youngstown Ursuline will play for state titles. Kirtland will go for the school’s 7th title on Saturday night.

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