The D-2 final was not decided until the 4th quarter when the Knights from Toledo would score 2 4th quarter touchdowns to defeat the Eagles from Columbus.
Toledo would get the scoring started when Sr. quarterback Tom Donovan would find split end Chris Peer for a 7 yard touchdown .kicker David Kramp would connect on his first of 4 extra points making the score 7-0 Knights ,with .34 seconds left in the 1st quarter.
Watterson would fight back and tie the score with 10.40 left in the half when J. J. Koterba would scamper in from 3 yards out and after kicker Josh Davis hit his 1st of 2 extra points the score was tied at 7.
Watterson had the ball with 2.26 left in the half and things looked to be going there way until quarter back Dan Delucia was hit and fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Adam Links of the Knights .The knights would get a shot at a field goal right before the half ended but a bad snap would occur and the kick never got off as Watterson was able to make a tackle on the holder.
Watterson's super running back Lerron Moore playing with bad ankles was held to a mere 57 yards on 12 carries was able to score on a 3 yard run with 9.41 left in the 3rd.The extra point was good making the score 14-7,Watterson.
The 3rd quarter would see one more score as player of the game Rodney Gamby who had 211 yards on 42 carries scored from 6 yards out on a nice run with 5.19 left in the quarter.The extra point again was good making the score 14-14.
The Knights would get the winning score on a 1 yard run by fullback Marty Pantrilla as he muscled is way in .The kick was again good making the score 21-14 with 8.45 left in the game.
The Knights would get great field position on it's next possession as Watterson's punter would only get off a 22 yard punt leaving the ball on the Eagles 39 yard line. From there it didn't take long for quarterback Donovan who had his best game of the season going 6-9 for 77 yards and 2 touchdowns to find tightend Jordan Lonchyna for a 8 yard score. The kick again was good making the score 28-14,Knights.
Watterson who ran only 35 plays to the Knights 72 would not give up, but a pass would be picked off by a defender with 1.40 left to play. The Knights would run out the clock giving them their 1st state title since 1984.