No. 12 Archbishop Hoban captures fourth straight Ohio high school football championship

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For the seniors in the Archbishop Hoban football program, the last four years have ended the same way…with an Ohio state championship. Thursday night, the Knights, ranked No. 12 in the latest High School Football America 100 national rankings, beat No. 63 Massillon Washington 42-28 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium before 16,213 fans for the school’s fourth straight state title.

Hoban raced out to a 34-7 halftime lead, but the Tigers made a game of it in the second half by scoring 21 unanswered points to close the gap to 34-28 in the fourth quarter. The Knights sealed the title and their 29th straight win on a a two-yard run by junior running back DeaMonte Trayanum.

Running back Tyris Dickerson was the star on offense, rushing for 211 yards .

This is the first time that Hoban has ever finished 15-0.

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.