CANTON, Ohio — It’s been almost half a century since the Carey Blue Devils football team hoisted the state championship trophy.
But that all changed on Saturday afternoon in Canton.
The pride of Carey beat state powerhouse and defending state champion Coldwater 26-14 to win the D-VI State Championship game.
Coldwater jumped out to an early 7-0 lead, but Carey answered back to go up 8-7. They never surrendered the lead the rest of the way.
Carey went into halftime up 23-14 and in the second half would add a field goal to go up 26-14. That's how it would end.
Senior running back Jordan Vallejo had two touchdowns and senior quarterback Derek Lonsway also ran for one touchdown in the game.
It’s Carey's first football state title since 1975.
The Carey community has wrapped its arms around the team as it made its championship run and were in full force at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.