The team that beat Aurora in the state football playoffs went on to capture the Division II crown over the weekend, while the only member of the Chagrin Valley Conference in the finals came up just short in trying to grab its second straight state title.
Toledo Central Catholic (14-1), which defeated Aurora 20-13 in the Division II state semifinals, topped Trotwood-Madison 16-12, holding Trotwood running back Isreal Green to 56 yards on 14 carries.
Trotwood (12-3) also was seeking its second straight state crown. In last year's finals, Green gained 326 yards and scored 6 touchdowns. The Rams tallied their only two TDs in the fourth quarter.
Toledo Central also won the state title in 2005.
Meanwhile, Kirtland (15-1) of the CVC saw its 29-game winning streak come to an end as it loss 10-9 to Coldwater (15-0). It was a rematch of last year's finale, which the Hornets won. Coldwater had lost three straight title games.
Coldwater scored first, and then Kirtland tied it on Scott Eilerman's fourth-and-4 pass to tight end Matthew Finkler.
Coldwater kicked a 28-yard field goal to take the lead in the third quarter, and the scoring ended with Kirtland getting a safety.
The only Northeast Ohio team to win a state title was Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, which beat Bellevue 42-21 in Division III.
Parris Campbell Jr. gained 168 yards on 14 carries and scored 3 TDs for the Irish (13-2).
In Division I, Cincinnati Moeller (12-3) rolled to its eighth state title with a 20-13 victory over Toledo Whitmer (14-1) as quarterback Spencer Iacavone passed for 161 yards.
In Division IV, Clinton-Massie (15-0) beat St. Clairsville (14-1) 46-36, while in Division VI, Maria Stein Marion Local (13-2) topped Newark Catholic (12-3) 28-21.
The only Northeast Ohio team to win a state title was Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary, which beat Bellevue 42-21 in Division III......