Moeller beats Mentor in division one state championship

Gus Ragland ran for five touchdowns and threw for three more to lead Cincinnati Moeller to the Ohio Division I state championship with a 55-52 win over Mentor at Canton's Fawcett Stadium.

The Associated Press' co-offensive player of the year tied the Division I state championship record for rushing touchdowns Saturday as 14-1 Moeller won its second consecutive title and ninth overall. He threw for 273 yards and rushed for 189.

It's the first time a school has won back-to-back championships in Division I since Cincinnati Elder did it in 2002-03 and the third time the Crusaders have done it.

The 107 points the 13-2 Mentor and Moeller scored were the most in a D-I final, eclipsing the 71 by Hilliard Davidson and Moeller in 2006.

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