Football state photo gallery: Marion Local second in all-time championships


Marion Local is No. 2 and closing.

The Flyers (15-0) won their 10th overall state football championship this past Saturday, defeating Kirtland 34-11 for the Division VI title at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Stark County. That breaks and tie with Cincinnati Moeller and elevates Marion Local to No. 2 for most all-time state football championships.

Just ahead of Marion Local is No. 1 Cleveland St. Ignatius, which has 11 titles but the last in 2011.

»MAC ATTACK: Marion Local follows Minster’s lead

»WILDCATS CHAMPS: Minster wins D-VII state football championship

»MINSTER COACH: ‘We have a different mindset about losing’

»MR. FOOTBALL: Trotwood RB Ra’veion Hargrove runner-up

»FINISHED BUSINESS: Rams on a mission to complete unbeaten season

»CAN’T BEAT THAT: Wishbone offense has been good to Clinton-Massie

»NO MATCHUP: Falcons overtaken by Big Red

»COMPETITIVE BALANCE IMPACT: One private program in football championships

Marion Local has won all 10 of its titles since 2000 and all with coach Tim Goodwin in place. The Flyers also have played for seven straight state championships, winning all but one.

“It’s a lot of things,” Goodwin said following the win. “When you get it rolling like we have, it’s talent in the right spots. You have coaches who have worked together for a decade. The parents and everyone knows what the expectations are. The players buy in and work extremely hard pretty much year around in the weight room. When it’s their turn, they’re ready to go. It’s all those factors.”

The game drew 8,062 spectators. Here’s a photo gallery of the Flyers’ latest state title effort:

»FACEBOOK: For more high school sports you should like Marc Pendleton

»PHOTO GALLERY



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

WATCH: Jaguars' Leonard Fournette comforted by Patriots' Ricky Jean Francois after loss
WATCH: Jaguars' Leonard Fournette comforted by Patriots' Ricky Jean Francois after loss

Leonard Fournette, the rookie Jacksonville Jaguars running back, was overcome with emotion after his team lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Fournette, who had 76 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries Sunday, appeared to be distraught after the game. On Twitter, reporters began to document the running back breaking...
WATCH: Referees' controversial call kept Patriots close in AFC title game
WATCH: Referees' controversial call kept Patriots close in AFC title game

Myles Jack and the Jacksonville Jaguars aren’t going to be happy. However, the conspiracy theorists who believe that the National Football League is around to get the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl will be thrilled. Jack forced New England running back Dion Lewis to fumble the football on Sunday, leading to the linebacker scooping...
Former Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson really wants to defeat ‘pretty boy’ Tom Brady in Super Bowl
Former Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson really wants to defeat ‘pretty boy’ Tom Brady in Super Bowl

The Philadelphia Eagles are the early underdogs vs. the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Offensive tackle and former Oklahoma Sooner Lane Johnson doesn’t want to hear about it — nor does he seem he want to hear about star quarterback Tom Brady. Johnson told ESPN’s Tim McManus following Philadelphia’s dominant...
Wright State women fall to IUPUI
Wright State women fall to IUPUI

Wright State University women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather saw it coming. The Raiders had been able to pull out wins despite not playing their best. That caught up with them Sunday afternoon. “We didn’t play well two games ago and I knew this was going to happen if we didn’t become more efficient,” Merriweather...
Pair of former Oklahoma players headed to Super Bowl
Pair of former Oklahoma players headed to Super Bowl

Two former Oklahoma football players will be on the field when the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots go at it in Super Bowl LII next month in Minneapolis, Minn. The Sooners will be represented by Philadelphia offensive tackle Lane Johnson and New England defensive end Geneo Grissom — guaranteeing that at least...
More Stories