Posted On: 12/2/21 10:44 PM

In 2017 the Winton Woods football team made it all the way the way to the State Championship game, and the only thing that stood between them and a state championship was Archbishop Hoban.  The Warriors would go on to lose that game 42-14.  Fast forward to 2021 and the two would again meet at Tom Benson Stadium for the right to hoist the Division II State Championship Trophy.

The game got off to a rough start for both teams offensively.  The first two drives for Hoban resulted in 22 yards and 2 punts.  Winton Woods would go three and out on their first drive.  On the impending punt KC Spears would have his knee touch the ground while fielding the snap.  This would result in him downing the ball and thus turning it over to Hoban on downs on Winton Wood's own 10 yard line.  The Warriors defense would rise to the occasion though and hold Hoban to a 20 yard field goal by Charlie Durkin.  That lead, however, was short lived as Winton Woods would respond with a scoring drive of 7 plays for 70 yards capped off by a 4 yard Buddy Ellery TD run.  On their

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