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Whitmer State Championship Preview

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WHITMER VS. MOELLER: The 2012 state championship game will be the eighth meeting between the two schools. Moeller holds a 7-0 advantage over Whitmer in the head-to-head matchup. The two schools have not played since 1993. The latest the two schools have met in the playoffs prior to 2012 was in the 1979 state football semifinal.

REPRESENTING TOLEDO: Whitmer is looking to bring home the city of Toledo's first Division I football state championship since 1984. Toledo St. Francis DeSales defeated North Canton Hoover 17-14 to win the title that year.

WELCOME BACK CINCINNATI: Since 2000 the city of Cincinnati has sent a team to the Division I state championship game eight times. Moeller becomes the fourth team in that span to go the finals, the others include Cincinnati Colerain, Cincinnati Elder and Cincinnati St. Xavier.

12TH FINAL IN 2012: Moeller is playing in its 12th state championship game and first since 1997. The Crusaders are tied for second for most championship game appearances. Newark Catholic  leads all schools with 14, followed by Moeller, Cleveland St. Ignatius (12), Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (11) and Versailles (9).

LOOKING TO GO UNDEFEATED: Whitmer, 14-0, is one of only five remaining unbeaten teams in the state and is looking to go undefeated for the first time in school history. The 14 wins is also the most in school history for one season, topping the 13 wins from the state semifinal team from a year ago.