MASSILLION, Ohio (WKBN) – The Springfield Tigers dropped a heartbreaker to Coldwater in the Division VI State Championship game Sunday night 38-35 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.
The Cavaliers would hit a game-winning field goal as time expired to win the game.
The Cavaliers would take the lead on their first possession when Myles Blasingame found Zack McKibben on a long touchdown pass to make it 7-0 Coldwater early in the first quarter.
Springfield would level the score halfway through the first quarter when Beau Brungard found Nick Slike for a 46-yard touchdown to make it 7-7.
The score would remain 7-7 for the rest of the first quarter.
Brungard would give Springfield the lead with 9:21 left in the 2nd quarter when he took a run 45-yards to the house to give the Tigers a 14-7 lead.
Coldwater would answer on an 80-yard drive that would be capped off when Blasingame found McKibben for another touchdown, this time from 5-yards out to make it 14-14 late in the 2nd quarter.
Just before the half, off a Springfield turnover, Coldwater would retake the lead off a Blasingame one-yard touchdown run to make it 21-14 at the break.
Brungard would lead the Tigers back late in the 3rd quarter when he took a run 42-yards for a touchdown to make it 21-21.
On the ensuing Coldwater drive, Blasingame would slice through the Springfield defense for a 53-yard touchdown to give the Cavaliers the lead back 28-21.
With just over 4 minutes to go, Brungard would score his fourth touchdown of the game, this time from just over 20-yards out to make it 28-28.
Less than two minutes later, Brungard would give Springfield the lead on a 47-yard touchdown run to make it 35-28 with 2:44 left to go in the game.
The touchdown gave Brungard 4 rushing touchdowns, which is a new record for the Division VI state championship game.
Coldwater would answer right back, marching down the field, finishing with a 42-yard touchdown pass from Blasingame to Tyler Schwieterman to make it 35-35.
With less than 30 seconds to go, Springfield elected to punt near midfield which was returned by Coldwater inside the Tigers 10 yard line.
With 4 seconds left, Brady Klingshirn hit a 26-yard field goal to win it for Coldwater.
Springfield finishes the season at 11-1.