(12-3-22) Last year Kirtland lost in the D V state title game to Midwest Athletic Conference (MAC) member Versailles that ended the Hornets consecutive game winning streak at 55…this morning the Hornets lost to Marion Local, also a MAC member, 14-6 in a rematch of the two of the top small school powers in another Ohio state football final.
It was a game were defense on both sides of the ball was in charge, the Flyers had just142 yards total offense and just 66 yards on the ground, while the Hornets had 161 yards. Neither team had success on 3rd down conversions with the Flyers 2 of 12 and the Hornets 2 of 13. Something neither team did a lot during the season was punt today they both punted 7 times per each team.
Kirtland scored the first TD against the Flyers since September 23rd.in a win over Versailles.
The win extends the Flyers current consecutive game winning streak at 32 games…going undefeated in the last two seasons and winning two state titles. The Hornets end the season at 15-1, it is only thier 2nd loss in the past two seasons, both a gainst a MAC team and in the state final game.