Massillon Washington put the hammer down in a 41-20 win over Cincinnati Winton Woods on Friday night in Ohio Division II state semifinal high school football action.
The start wasn't the problem for the Warriors, who began with a 10-0 edge over the Tigers through the end of the first quarter. But Massillon enjoyed a big second quarter, and opened a 19-10 gap over Winton Woods at halftime.
The Tigers had a 26-20 edge over the Warriors as the fourth quarter began and controlled the final period.
That sets up a state championship date against Akron Hoban in a battle of unbeatens. Hoban rolled Avon 42-7 in the other Division II state semifinal clash on Friday night.
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).