Winton Woods knocks-off defending Division II champ Archbishop Hoban for 2021 Ohio state title

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After a 1-2 start to the season, Winton Woods is Ohio’s 2021 Division II state champ. Thursday night, WW beat defending Division II champ Archbishop Hoban 21-10 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

Both teams entered the championship game ranked in the High School Football America national rankings powered by NFL Play Football. Hoban was ranked No. 73 in our rankings created with our proprietary algorithm. Winton Woods was ranked No. 160.

Led by first-year head coach Chad Murphy, the Warriors offense road the legs of senior TyRek Spikes, who ran for 153 yards and a touchdown.

The Winton Woods win halted Hoban’s drive for a sixth state title in the last seven years.

The state title is Winton Woods second overall and its first since 2009.

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