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High School Football Division VII State Championship Preview: Cuyahoga Heights Vs Minster

By Corey Perez

Division VII State Championship

#5 Cuyahoga Heights (13-1) vs Minster (10-4)

Friday 10am

Cuyahoga Heights (13-1)

  • Returning to their 2nd state State final. Lost 2016 Division VI title game to Maria Stein Marion Local.
  • Only loss this season was to Division VI State finalist Kirtland 42-35 (week 9)

Playoff Results:

  • Def Warren JFK 40-12
  • Def East Canton 46-14
  • Def Dalton 42-41
  • Def Danville 38-8


Rushing Lucas D’Orazio 208 carries

1,362 yards

24 TDs

Passing Ryan Polk 105-172

1,777 yards

24 TDs

Receiving Dylan Drummond 55 catches

985 yards

17 TDs

Minster (10-4)


  • Started the season 3-4 before winning their final 3 games to not only clinch a playoff spot but also host a playoff game
    • All 4 losses came in a row
  • Last week QB Jared Huelsman broke the school record for rushing yards in game with 277 yards and 5 TDs
  • Minster is returning to the Division VII state championship for the 3rd time in four years.
    • 2014 State Champions
    • 2016 Runner-up

Playoff Results:

  • Def Ft. Loramie 40-24
  • Def Convoy Crestview 35-32
  • Def Delphos St. Johns 20-0
  • Def Norwalk St. Paul 40-7



Rushing Jared Huelsman 281 carries

1,617 yards

23 TDs

Passing Jared Huelsman 130-237

1,951 yards

16 Tds

Receiving Austin Brown 32 catches

638 yards

6 TDs

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