(11-22-20) MASSILLON, Ohio –Coldwater wins their 7th State Football title on a game ending 25-yard field goal by Brady Klingshirn.
In a game that had 11 ties or lead changes, senior Brady Klingshirn kicked a 26-yard field goal as time expired to give top-ranked Coldwater a 38-35 win over No. 4 New Middletown Springfield Sunday in the Division VI state championship game at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.
The two teams combined for 878 yards of total offense and neither team led by more than one score throughout the game. It was a thrilling end to the OHSAA state championship games, which were moved to Massillon 24 hours before they started due to a new health advisory in Franklin County due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which threatened continuation of the fall sports seasons throughout the fall.
The win gives Coldwater (12-0) its seventh state championship and first since winning four in a row from 2012-15. It is the second football state championship this weekend (New Bremen in Division VII), and 37th overall, for the Midwest Athletic Conference, the most of any conference in OHSAA history. It is the 138th state title overall for the MAC.
Springfield (11-1) takes home the state runner-up trophy for the second consecutive year after falling to another MAC member, Anna, 48-14 last year in Canton.
Springfield junior quarterback Beau Brungard rushed for 261 yards on 20 carries (13.1 average) and tied a Division VI state championship game record with four rushing touchdowns. He was 10-for-18 passing for 121 yards and another touchdown.
Senior quarterback Myles Blasingame was responsible for all five Coldwater touchdowns. He was 11-for-20 passing for 185 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 99 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.
RB Zack McKibben had quite a day he had 82 yards rushing, 76 yards receiving and 2 TD recptions, 87 kick-off return yards,106 punt return yards for 351 all-purpose yards. On defense he recoved a fumble.
Detailed story and stats to follow later…
10:23 CW – Myles Blasingame to Zack McKibben with a 59-yard TD pass
5:50 Spring – QB Beau Brungard to Nick Slike with a 45-yard TD pass
9:21 Spring – Beau Brungard 44 yard TD run
3:31 CW – Myles Blasingame to Zack McKibben 8 yard TD pass
—Springfield fumbles on the first play of the ensuing possession and Zack McKibben recovers it at the Tiger 41
:48 – CW – Myles Blasingame 1 yard TD run
HALF: Coldwater 21 New Middletown Springfield 14
5:50 – CW – Myles Blasingame fumbles on the Tigers’ 31, Springfield recovers
4:12 – Spring – Beau Brungard 42 yard TD run
2:09 – CW – Myles Blasingame 53-yard TD run
10:31 – CW – Zach Hamberg with an interception in the end zone
4:14 -Spring – Beau Brungard with his 3rd TD run of the game, 18 yards
2:44 – Spring – Beau Brungard with his 4th TD run of the game, 47 yards
1:50 – CW – Two straight completions by Blasigname to McKibben and Meyer and Coldwater is at the Springfield 40
1:36 – CW – Myles Blasingame to Tyler Schwieterman for a 37-yard TD pass
:08 – CW – Springfield punts to Zack McKibben and he returns it 65 yards and into the red zone
:00 – CW – 25-yard field goal by Brady Klingshirn
Individual Statistics (Final)
Ohio High School Athletic Association
Coldwater vs Springfield (Nov 22, 2020 at Massillon, Ohio)