LOOKING FOR BACK-TO-BACK TITLES: Trotwood-Madison returns to Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium for the third year in a row and is looking to repeat as state champion in Division II. The Rams defeated Avon 42-28 to win their first state championship in 2011 after finishing as runner-up in 2010.
REPRESENTING TOLEDO PART TWO: Toledo Central Catholic is one of two schools representing Toledo in the 2012 football finals. Whitmer is the other (see Div. I note). The Irish have brought back the most recent title, and one of only three, to the city winning the Division II title in 2005, defeating Canfield 31-29.
TROTWOOD-MADISON'S GREEN: Trotwood-Madison's Isreal Green ran the ball 35 times for 327 yards and six touchdowns in the 2011 state championship game as a junior. Green set all divisions records for most points (36), most touchdowns and most rushing touchdowns (6), along with the Division II record for rushing yards in a state championship game.
FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP MEETING: Central Catholic and Trotwood-Madison are meeting in the state championship game for the first time.