OHSAA Division 7 State Championship: Warren JFK-Minster

Minster has won eight consecutive games.

Warren JFK Eagles High School Football - Warren, OH.

2016 OHSAA Division 7 Football State Championship
Saturday, December 3 at 10 am at Ohio Stadium in Columbus
Minster (10-4) vs. Warren JFK (13-1)

Wildcats 27 McComb 23*
Wildcats 35 Fort Recovery 33*
Wildcats 41 Upper Scioto Valley 8*
Wildcats 33 Lehman Catholic 15*
Wildcats 27 Anna 23
Wildcats 15 Versailles 12
Wildcats 40 New Bremen 23
Wildcats 33 Coldwater 18
St. Henry 35 Wildcats 14
Fort Recovery 33 Wildcats 21
Marion Local 44 Wildcats 6
Delphos St. John’s 46 Wildcats 30
Wildcats 44 Lehman Catholic 21
Wildcats 26 Fort Loramie 20

Warren JFK
Eagles 48 Harvest Prep 7*
Eagles 48 St. Paul 13*
Eagles 16 Mogadore 3*
Eagles 38 Toronto 0*
Eagles 28 St. Thomas Aquinas 27
Villa Angela-St. Joseph 14 Eagles 10
Eagles 27 Cleveland Central Catholic 14
Eagles 47 Valley Christian 7
Eagles 44 Trinity 0
Eagles 14 Steubenville Catholic Central 0
Eagles 34 Crestview 0
Eagles 28 Girard 7
Eagles 17 LaBrae 0
Eagles 55 Keystone 0

Team Stats
Point Scored: Warren JFK, 32.4; Minster, 28.0
Points Allowed: Warren JFK, 6.6; Minster, 25.3

Game Notes
Quarterback Jared Huelsman rushed for a 3-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give the Wildcats a 27-21 victory over McComb in the State Semifinals last weekend. Huelsman completed 54.2% of his passes for 127 yards against the Panthers. The junior signal caller also rushed for 49 yards while Bryce Schmiesing gained 56.

Minster has won 8 consecutive games since beginning the campaign with a 2-4 mark. Two of their opponents – Coldwater and Marion Local – are playing for state championships in other Divisions. In Division 5, Coldwater (13-1) will meet Canton Central Catholic (10-3). While in Division 6, Marion Local will meet Cuyahoga Heights (14-0) on Friday.

The Wildcats are 5-0 in games decided by a touchdown or less.

Warren JFK’s defense has held thirteen of their fourteen opponents to 14-points or less (St. Thomas Aquinas scored 27). They opened the season by shutting out five of their first six opponents. Only four foes have been able to accumulate double-digits. In their State Semifinal matchup with Harvest Prep, the defense held the Warriors’ standout Daniel Bangura (Ohio’s single-season rushing holder) to just 89 yards on 22 carries. In total, Harvest Prep were only able to manage 58 yards of offense on 43 plays from scrimmage.

Evan Boyd ran for 103 yards against Harvest Prep while Gregory Valent (team’s quarterback) tallied 4 total touchdowns (3 rushing, 1 passing).

State Championship History
1989: (V) Minster 16 McDonald 7
1989: (IV) Wheelersburg 14 Warren JFK 7
1991: (IV) Warren JFK 20 Springfield Catholic Central 7
1992: (IV) Cincinnati Academy of P.E. 17 Warren JFK 16
2006: (V) St. Henry 28 Warren JFK 7
2014: (VI) Minster 46 Kirtland 42

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