DIVISION IV FINAL: BIG RED 50, CLINTON-MASSIE 36

CANTON — Javon Davis threw for four touchdowns and ran for two more as Big Red outscored Clarksville Clinton-Massie 50-36 before 10,251 fans on Dec. 2 inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to capture the Ohio Division IV championship.

With the victory, Big Red, which lost the last two Division IV finals by a total of six points, secured the program’s fourth state title and finished the season at 15-0. Steubenville has earned championships in three different divisions (II, III and IV).

During the first half, Big Red compiled 309 offensive yards (187 passing and 122 rushing) compared to 113 for the Falcons. Davis was 7-of-8 passing, and Jacob Bernard ran for 95 yards. Unfortunately, he was injured early in the second quarter and was unable to return to the field. Bernard scored the game’s first touchdown on a 32-yard sprint.

Big Red finished with 464 offensive yards on 59 plays, compared to 233 on 46 for the Falcons. Clinton-Massie was limited to 114 rushing yards. The Falcons entered the game averaging 306 yards rushing per game.

Davis threw for 213 and added another 111 rushing. Once Bernard went out, he became Big Red’s prime running threat.

Alec Taylor had five receptions for 83 yards and two scores, while Johnny Agresta caught three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown. His score came after a spectacular one-handed grab in the C-M end zone. Jonathon Blackmon turned his only reception into a 60-yard touchdown.

Steubenville 50, Clinton-Massie 36

Big Red 20-16- 0-14 -50

C-M 7-13-9-7 -36

BIG RED: Bernard 32 run (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Taylor 19 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

C-M: Schmidt 9 pass from Stulz (Carlisle kick)

BIG RED: Taylor 26 pass from Davis (kick blocked)

BIG RED: Agresta 18 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Safety, C-M called for intentional grounding in end zone

C-M: G. Trampler 72 kick return (Carlisle kick)

BIG RED: Blackmon 60 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

C-M: Richardson 53 punt return (pass failed)

C-M: Beam 20 run (run failed)

C-M: Carlisle 28 field goal

BIG RED: Davis 13 run (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Davis 44 run (Phillips kick)

C-M: Poynter 3 run (Carlisle kick)

RUSHING: Big Red 46-251-3 (Davis 16-111-2; Bernard 12-95-1; Petteway 12-30; Blackmon 3-9; Agresta 3-8); Clinton-Massie 35-114-2 (Poynter 17-36-1; Stulz 4-33; Richardson 2-33; Beam 5-15-1; W. Trampler 3-1; Collingham 2-6; Wolfe 2-(-9)).

PASSING: Big Red 9-13-213-4 (all by Davis); Clinton-Massie 5-11-119-1-1x (Stulz 5-10-119-1-1x; Richardson 0-1)

RECEIVING: Big Red 9-213-4 (Taylor 5-83-2; Agresta 3-70-1; Blackmon 1-60-1); Clinton Massie 5-119-1 (Richardson 3-110; Schmidt 1-9; W. Trampler 1-0).

FIRST DOWNS: Big Red 22; Clinton-Massie 10.

PENALTIES-YARDS: Big Red 7-60; Clinton-Massie 6-44.

PUNTS: Big Red 3-39; Clinton-Massie 1-27.

FUMBLES-LOST: Big Red 1-1; Clinton-Massie 1-1.

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