Devontae and Deontae Armstrong, Bryce West and Damarion Witten Win Ohio High School State Championships

By Josh Poloha on December 3, 2023 at 11:15 am
Devontae and Deontae Armstrong win state championship with St. Edward

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.

Specifically, four Buckeye commits – St. Edward's Devontae and Deontae Armstrong and Glenville's Bryce West and Damarion Witten – helped their teams win state titles again.

Armstrong Twins

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.

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.

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