St. Vincent-St. Mary by the numbers Thursday following its Division III state football championship victory over Trotwood-Madison on a rainy Thursday night at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium:
… final score: 24-0.
… second consecutive state championship in Division III.
… sixth state title in 18th playoff appearance since the postseason started in 1972. Previous state titles came in 2012, 1988, 1982 and 1981 in Division III and 1972 in Class AA.
… held possession of the ball for 28 minutes and 42 seconds. Trotwood-Madison had possession of the ball for 19 minutes and 18 seconds.
… held a 236-111 edge in total yards gained, including 180-12 rushing behind offensive linemen: seniors Alec Bianchi, Joe Morrison, Zac Rouser and Derek Whiddon and juniors Jeremy Swords and Sam Yeaton.
… forced five turnovers. Seniors Nathan Bischof and Travonte Junius and junior Vince Lockett each snagged an interception. Seniors Newman Williams and Dante Booker Jr. recovered fumbles.
… fourth shutout this season.
… three rushing touchdowns: two by Newman Williams and one by Vince Lockett.
… eight players rushed the ball: seniors Parris Campbell Jr., Aaron Bushner, Newman Williams, Travonte Junius and Aaron Adkins and juniors Vince Lockett, Joe Faetanini and Jack Williams
… quarterback Aaron Bushner completed three passes: one each to seniors Dante Booker Jr., Jarel Woolridge and Parris Campbell Jr.
… 3-of-3 on point after touchdown kicks courtesy of Evan Cunningham. He also made a field goal.
… five punts for a 30-yard average courtesy of Sean Devany.
… two Adkins is better than one. Senior twin brothers Tony Adkins and Aaron Adkins played well on defense. Tony made five solo tackles, had 2.5 tackles for loss and forced two fumbles. He led the team in all three categories Thursday. Aaron made the lone sack.
… junior Dre’k Brumley teamed with Tony Adkins to force one of the fumbles.
… two sophomore starters – Tyrece Speaight and Markus Hurd.
… carry a 21-game winning streak into 2014 following a 15-0 record in 2013 and six wins to conclude 2012.
Other observation: St. V-M senior wide receiver-defensive back Jordan Sensabaugh sat at midfield right on the Massillon “M” after the trophy presentation and during the postgame celebration. Sensabaugh looked toward the scoreboard with a straight face and was focused in the moment after his team won. He looked serious. Sophomore defensive back-wide receiver Tyrece Speaight came over and the two embraced. Both smiled.