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Monday, December 17, 2012
Bosa wins state title, Barrett falls in semis

By Brad Bournival

One Ohio State commit ended his career the best way possible, while another finished in heartbreak. Joey Bosa (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas) won a state title. J.T. Barrett (Wichita Falls, Texas/Rider), who is on the mend with a torn ACL and meniscus, lost in double overtime.

Bosa recorded four sacks and added three tackles for loss in a 41-25 Class 7A championship win over Tallahassee Lincoln. Lincoln, incidentally, was led defensively by Buckeyes target and Florida commit James Hearns.

The game was rarely in doubt as the Raiders overcame a six-point deficit and built a 21-6 lead after the first quarter.

Bosa and Aquinas held Lincoln to 225 yards of total offense.

Barrett’s loss hurt the most, as his team was up seven with 5:22 left before falling in double overtime 26-19 in a Class 4A Division II state semifinal against Lancaster.

Lancaster almost won in the first extra session, but fumbled near the goal line.