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State champs! Winton Woods wins Division II football title

Winton Woods High School players, cheerleaders and fans celebrate a 21-10 victory in the state...
Winton Woods High School players, cheerleaders and fans celebrate a 21-10 victory in the state championship game.(WXIX)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 10:22 PM EST
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CANTON, Ohio (WXIX) - The Winton Woods High School football team won the Ohio Division II State Championship in Canton on Thursday night.

Winton Woods (13-3) beat Akron Archbishop Hoban (12-4) by a score of 21-10.

Winton Woods last met the Akron Hoban Knights in 2017, when the Knights beat the Warriors 42-14.

Winton Woods senior TyRek Spikes led Winton Woods with 153 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Buddy Ellery had 87 and a score, and junior KC Spears had 54 yards and a touchdown.

Winton Woods started the season 4-3 after losing to Anderson on Oct. 1 but finished on a nine-game streak.

It’s the second state title in program history for the Warriors, who previously won the Divison II title in 2009.

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