Ian Markovich of the Dublin Jerome High School hockey team couldn't remember how many goals he has scored this season.

Ian Markovich of the Dublin Jerome High School hockey team couldn't remember how many goals he has scored this season.

"Maybe four or five," the sophomore forward said.

The only goal that matters now to Markovich and the Celtics is the game-winner he netted with 5 minutes, 4 seconds left in overtime to give Jerome a 4-3 win over Upper Arlington in the district final March 7 at OhioHealth Ice Haus.

The winning goal resulted from a takeaway, as Evan Walters made a steal, raced up the ice along the boards to the right of UA goaltender Cole Abbott, passed to Markovich in the high slot and Markovich lifted a shot over Abbott to give top-seeded Jerome its first district title.

"It was a 3-on-2 and Markovich stayed there in the high slot in support," Celtics coach Pat Murphy said. "We told our guys all week long they had to shoot high because (Abbott) likes to go down low. He went down and it went right in again. Four goals to the top shelf today."

Jerome, which improved to 29-7-2, will play Lakewood St. Edward in a state semifinal at 4 p.m. March 12 at Nationwide Arena. The winner will play Hunting Valley University School or Toledo St. Francis in the state final March 14.

UA, which was looking for its first district title since 2007, finished 28-7-1.

Coleman Mitchell scored in the first period for Jerome, which was outshot 7-0 in the first eight minutes. After Jack Dolan and Brian Lee scored 1:32 apart late in the first period to give the third-seeded Golden Bears a 2-1 lead.

Jerome's Dillon Miller tied the game with a shorthanded goal 51 seconds into the second period and the Celtics took a 3-2 lead minutes later when Daniel Dodson rifled a shot above Abbott's left shoulder.

UA's Danny Logan tied the game 28 seconds into the third period.