Bosa wins state title, Barrett falls in semis

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.