Akron Hoban broke out to an early lead and topped Avon 42-7 in a Division II state semifinal football game on Friday night.
The Knights opened a 14-0 first-quarter lead over the Eagles and pushed it to a 21-0 halftime advantage.
The Knights' dominance showed as they carried a 28-7 lead into the fourth quarter.
Hoban meets Massillon in a battle of unbeatens for the Division II state championship next week. The Tigers topped Cincinnati Winton Woods 41-20 in Friday night's other Division II state semifinal tilt.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the schedule for next week’s football state championship games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton.
Friday night after the state semifinal games in Divisions I, II, III and VI, the OHSAA announced on its Twitter page when the state championship games will take place in those divisions.
The Divisions IV, V and VII state semifinals are Saturday at 7 p.m. The OHSAA has already determined when those divisions will play their state championship games next Saturday, Dec. 1.
OHSAA Football State Championships
Home teams listed first. Thursday and Friday games include state rank and record.
All games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton.
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29 – Division II: No. 3 Massillon Washington (14-0) vs. No. 1 Akron Archbishop Hoban (14-0).
10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 30 – Division VI: No. 1 Kirtland (14-0) vs. No. 3 Maria Stein Marion Local (13-1).
3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30 – Division III: No. 1 Kettering Archbishop Alter (13-1) vs. No. 4 Chagrin Falls Kenston (13-1).
8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30 – Division I: No. 9 Lakewood St. Edward (10-3) vs. No. 1 Cincinnati Colerain (14-0).