It was a good weekend for four homegrown Ohio State commits.
With seven Ohio state championships taking place at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton Thursday night through Saturday night, there was plenty of in-state talent shown off throughout the three days.
Two of the five members of perhaps the largest offensive line any high school has throughout the country, the Armstrongs paved the way for St. Edward's dominant rushing attack on their way to a 31-21 win over Springfield, the Eagles' third-straight state title, much like they have all season for the Eagles on the ground.
Led by Brandon White (32 carries for 243 yards and three touchdowns), St. Edward finished with 42 carries for 305 yards on the ground, wearing down Springfield's defense throughout the game.
After beating Springfield, who was led by Ohio State commit Aaron Scott, St. Edward finished the season 14-1, with its lone loss against Massillon Washington, who won the Division II state championship in Ohio.
West and Witten
Glenville dominated on both sides of the ball on their way to a 38-3 blowout win over Archbishop Alter, a game the Tarblooders led 26-3 at halftime, on their way to back-to-back state championships.
Witten led the way for Glenville's passing attack, totaling five catches (five targets) for 86 yards and two touchdowns, including a 38-yard touchdown and 22 yards after the catch.
Ruel Tomlinson finds Damarion Witten with 0:37 left in the first quarter on a 17-yard TD pass. The third-down play has Glenville up 12-0. Alter has run just one play so far, fumbling it away. pic.twitter.com/51RIchGS2P— Matt Goul (@mgoul) December 3, 2023
2023 Division IV State Championship— NEO Zone HS Sports (@NEOZoneHS) December 3, 2023
2Q | 6:48
Glenville - 18
Archbishop Alter - 0@Dwitten007 catches his second TD of the game from @ruel_tomlinson to extend the Glenville lead. This one goes for 38 yards.
2-pt conversion attempt is unsuccessful.@NEOSportsInside pic.twitter.com/9OLA6akfwq
Defensively, West helped Glenville's secondary hold Alter to complete just 5-of-14 passes for 61 yards and 130 total yards on the night.