BOWLING GREEN - The rematch was closer, but the result was the same.
Toledo Whitmer scored on a second-quarter turnover and got a 5-yard Tre Sterritt TD run in the fourth Saturday to upend Toledo St. John's, 14-10 in the Division I regional finals at Bowling Green State University.
The Panthers (12-1) had to rally twice for the victory after breezing past the Titans (11-2) 49-24 in the regular season.
St. John's snapped a scoreless tie on Nate White's 14-yard run in the second quarter, but Whitmer defensive end Kenny Hayes fell on a fumble in the end zone to send both teams into halftime knotted at 7.
Brandon Smith's 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter put St. John's up 10-7, but Whitmer countered with Sterritt's score.
The win sends the Panthers into a state semifinal game against 13-0 Lakewood St. Edward, which beat 12-1 Solon 42-14.