St. Vincent-St. Mary (12-2) vs. Bellevue (13-1)
What: Division III state championship football game.
When: 11 a.m. today.
Where: Fawcett Stadium, Canton.
TV/Radio: STO, WARF-1350-AM, WHLO 640-AM, ESPN 990-AM, WQKT 104.5-FM
Coaches: Dan Boarman of St. V-M and Ed Nasonti of Bellevue.
Offensive statistical leaders
Rushing leaders—St. V-M: Junior Parris Campbell Jr., 146 carries, 1,188 yards, 25 touchdowns; sophomore Vince Lockett, 123 carries, 642 yards, 9 touchdowns and senior Mike Pruiett, 97 carries, 672 yards, 6 touchdowns. Bellevue: Senior Jalen Santoro, 347 carries, 2,196 yards, 31 touchdowns; senior Dalton Jarvis 87 carries, 556 yards, 9 touchdowns and junior Alec Haynes, 80 carries, 498 yards, 6 touchdowns.
Passing leaders—St. V-M: Senior Clayton Uecker, 172 completions in 277 attempts, 2,859 yards, 30 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Bellevue: Santoro, 88 completions, 143 attempts, 1,621 yards, 20 touchdowns, 5 interceptions.
Receiving leaders—St. V-M: Senior Jordan Hargrove, 73 receptions, 1,163 yards, 13 touchdowns and senior Fransohn Bickley, 48 receptions, 1,039 yards, 12 touchdowns. Bellevue: Senior Trent Stamm, 31 receptions, 543 yards, 11 touchdowns and senior Derek Smith, 17 receptions, 436 yards, 3 touchdowns.
Defensive statistical leaders
Tackles—St. V-M: Junior Newman Williams, 111; junior Dante Booker, 97, junior Aaron Adkins 82; junior Anthony Adkins 76; Lockett, 74; senior Eric Prologo, 71; junior Nathan Bischof, 64 and junior Travonte Junius, 62. Bellevue: Senior Matt Dudek, 141; senior Brendon Wagoner, 114; sophomore Joey Marin, 111, senior Derek Smith, 85; senior Tevin Coley, 81; senior Alex Manner, 66; senior Nick Raifsnider, 53 and junior Kile Fox, 43.
Sacks—St. V-M: Prologo, 11; Junius, 10; Aaron Adkins, 9 and Booker, 7. Bellevue: Marin, 6, Dudek, 4 and Fox, 4.
Interceptions—St. V-M: Bischof, 6; Williams, 3 and Bickley, 3. Bellevue: Manner, 8; Raifsnider, 6 and Jarvis, 3.
Notebook: This is sixth state final for the Fighting Irish football program and the first for the Redmen. ... St. V-M junior Junius has forced seven fumbles this season and recovered one. Irish freshmen Tyrece Speaight and Markus Hurd receive considerable playing time. Speaight starts as a safety and is a reserve running back. Hurd plays on special teams and is a reserve running back and defensive back. ... Irish senior kicker Dylan Labbe has converted 64-of-73 point-after-touchdown kicks and 4-of-6 field-goal attempts with a long of 27 yards. Sophomore Sean Devany has punted 34 times for 1,067 yards (31.3-yard average). ... St. V-M assistant coach Provie Tomei has been associated with the Irish’s four previous state championship victories under former coach John Cistone. He was a player on the 1972 team that won the Class AA state title and was an assistant on the 1981, 1982 and 1988 teams that won the Division III state title. ... Boarman’s sons, Daniel and Anthony, are on the St. V-M coaching staff as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, respectively. ... The Irish were Class AA state runner-up in 1979.
— Michael Beaven