Great game for sure. Marion Local becomes only the 4th team to win football and basketball title in same school year. I can't imagine the school pride in that small community. I almost always root for the public schools but I must admit I felt a little bad for those Cornerstone boys. Tough loss.
Just good old country boys with great family values. Over there they have great values that begin with God, Family, and hard work. The kids are outside working on the sport they love the best and always outside practicing, if they could, from mourning to night, hot summer nights to cold winter evening. They are not in front of the TV playing video games. In that area they don't have all the stuff to go to that big towns have. Family's are involve in the church and the school. Parents would go to a high school play even if they don't have a kid in the play. They support the schools and back them. It's not just Marion Local but it's the whole conference they come from that is like that. They come from the MAC (the Midwest Athletic Conference) that has just about every school there has won a State Championship or more. Minster, Coldwater, St. Henry ( no they are not a Catholic School), Versailles, Fort Recovery, Delphos St. John's (that is a Catholic School) and Marion Local. There are 3 schools in their conference that have not won a State Championship, I do believe are Anna (in football only), Parkway, and New Bremen. They are from a great conference and a lot of other conference from across the nation wish they had a conference like this one.
Jackson Center, Houston, Fort Loramie, New Knoxville, Lima Sr, Lima Central Catholic have all competed in State Tournaments in the last 10 years.
Dude, I know that Jackson Center, Houston, New Knoxville are in the Shelby County League and Lima Sr. is in the Three Rivers League. Lima CC is independence and Fort Loramie is in the Northwest Central Conference. They all surround the MAC along with St. Mary's (the city not a private school) and I think Wapak. have State Championship Trophies and they are from the WBL too. Can you think of any other schools from that area that have a State Championship? What I was trying to get across is that how many conference have that many schools in a conference have as many championships in different sports as the MAC has.