Kirtland, Avon Football Rallies

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Two Cleveland-area high school football teams will try to win state championships on Friday.

Both schools held rallies for their teams on Thursday.

The Avon Eagles are trying for their first state football championship.

Head Coach Mike Elder knows his team faces a big challenge against traditional power Trotwood-Madison.

"To be honest with you, we have our hands full. They have a safety who could be playing on Sunday, he's that good. We play as a team. Our kids believe and we believe we are going to win the football game," Elder said prior to Thursday's rally.

The Kirtland Hornets face a big challenge as well.

They play a great team from Coldwater.

Kirtland Coach Tiger Laverde said this is an exciting time for the entire community.

"Oh, it is so much fun to see the little kids so excited, to see the teachers so excited and you know my kids, they're ready to play football. I mean this seems like a long week," Laverde said.

St. Ignatius High School tries for its eleventh state championship on Saturday and Norwayne from Wayne County is also trying to win a state title on Saturday.

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