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.