NEW MIDDLETOWN-The 35th annual Penn-Ohio Stateline Classic was a painful edition for the Ohio side.
The Buckeyes were roughed up for four quarters by a bruising Keystoner defene en route to a 24-7 defeat Friday at Springfield High School.
"They flew around all game," Crestview quarterback Collin Gilbert said. "They were really good. It was tough for us to get anything going."
Poland quarterback Jacob Wolfe took home the MVP honors for Ohio, completing 5-of-10 passes for 61 yards and one touchdown. He too felt the sting of Pennsylvania's defense as he was knocked from the game in the fourth quarter with a hard hit to his knee. He was carted off the field shortly after the game.
"It's sad to see," said Gilbert. "We were starting to get a little something going on offense. "You never want to see someone get hurt in a game like this."
Wide receiver Craig Thompson from New Brighton took home MVP honors for the Keystoneers, hauling in nine catches for 171 yards and three touchdowns.
Pennsylvania now leads the all-time series 25-10.
P-Alex Rowse 32 pass to Craig Tompson (Matt White kick)
P-Matt White 35 FG
O-Jacob Wolfe 2 pass to Josh McDade (Garrett Beech kick)
P-Alex Rowse 7 pass to Craig Thompson (White kick)
P-Gabe Geco 35 pass to Craig Thompson (White kick)