MASSILLON, Ohio - Austin Bruns passed for 233 yards and one touchdown as Coldwater took the Division V state football championship away from Kirtland 10-9 Saturday in a rematch of the 2011 title game.
The Cavaliers (15-0), ranked No. 1 in the final Associated Press poll, earned their third title, and first since 2007.
Bruns, who ran for 97 yards, passed 7 yards to Mitch Schoenherr for a 7-0 lead. The Hornets (14-1) tied it on a 4-yard pass from Scott Eilerman to Matthew Finkler.
Kyle Bergman's 28-yard field on the first half's final play put Coldwater up 10-7.
Kirtland got within 10-9 when Sam Skiljan tackled Brody Hoying in the end zone for a safety in the fourth.
Hoying intercepted a pass with 1:05 left to preserve the win.
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