Marion Local defeated Dalton 38-0 to win the OHSAA Division VII state championship in Ohio high school football. Marion Local secured its 14th state title in program history and fourth in five years. The game recap includes live updates of key moments.

Why It Matters

The state championship win is a significant achievement for Marion Local, highlighting their ongoing dominance in Ohio high school football.

By the Numbers
  • Marion Local won the game by a score of 38-0.
  • Marion Local has now won 14 state titles in program history.
  • The game featured the longest punt return touchdown in Division VII championship game history, with Marion Local's Victor Hoelscher running it back 65 yards for a touchdown.
State of Play
  • Marion Local led 38-0 at the end of the game, securing a decisive victory.
  • Dalton had a turnover on downs with 8:45 left in the first quarter, which set the tone for the game.
  • In the second half, a running clock was implemented due to Marion Local's significant lead.
Bottom Line

Marion Local's dominant win in the state championship game solidifies their status as a powerhouse in Ohio high school football, adding another state title to their impressive record.