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Kirtland Hornets win second consecutive state championship

Kirtland High School Football
Posted at 11:08 PM, Dec 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-07 23:08:38-05

CANTON, Ohio — The Kirtland Hornets can call themselves state champions after defeating the Ironton Fighting Tigers 17-7 in the Division V state title game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium Saturday night.

Kirtland’s win marked the school’s second consecutive perfect season.

The Hornets took an early lead, scoring on their first drive in just two plays on a 27-yard touchdown run by Mason Sullivan.

Kirtland increased the lead to 10-0 in the second quarter with a 21-yard field goal from Mario Roden.

Hornets'’ quarterback Liam Powers found Gage Sullivan for an 18-yard touchdown pass to put Kirtland up 17-0 in the third quarter.

Ironton got themselves on the board with a 77-yard touchdown pass by Gage Salyers to Jordan Grizzle, the longest passing touchdown in Division V championship game history.

The Hornets hung-on to their lead, winning their second consecutive state championship.