Bishop Hartley Wins D-IV Title

Columbus Bishop Hartley won the Ohio Division-IV state championship Friday morning be defeating Chagrin Falls 34-13. Senior two-way star Noah Key led the way for the Hawks, starring on both sides of the football. It is the second state title for the Hawks, who also won in 1986. Bill Greene has the story on the Bishop Hartley win.

Columbus Biship Hartley won the Ohio Division-IV state title Friday morning in Massillon, by defeating Chagrin Falls 34-13. For the Hawks, senior Noah Key led the way on both sides of the football, both at safety and tailback.

Bishop Hartley raced to an early 14-0 lead in the first quarter, and put the game away in the fourth quarter, after Chagrin Falls narrowed the lead to 20-13. For Chagrin Falls, it marks their second consecutive defeat in the state title game, their only state finals appearances.

Key rushed 24 times for 130 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also contributed with a crucial fourth quarter interception from his safety spot, ending the Chagrin Falls comeback attempt. Key, 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, completed an amazing five-game run in the playoffs, which saw him star in every contest.

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