Matt, appreciate this series as I have something to look forward to everyday on the site. You have obviously put a lot of hard work into this countdown and it’s always nice to see where former buckeyes attended high school.
I'm sorry, Matt, I'm confused. I thought Akron Buchtel was the actual #100 and not Patterson. You're doing an outstanding job on this series, though. Really appreciate it!
Floyd, you were quicker at commenting than I was at editing. Was correcting as you were typing.
Thanks for looking out and the compliment. Glad somebody has my back when typos/errors are made.
No worries. Thanks for being on top of things. I guess I just happened to be early to this edition.
Glad to see another Dayton team, even if it kinda snuck in the back door. IIRC, there will be one more Dayton team coming up next week?
I'd rather be an hour early than a minute late.
Major H, I don't remember when (not at home), but another Dayton team will make the countdown. Another hint, it is not Byars' school. They did not have enough players make enough Ohio State rosters.
Byars was after my time. I was in the Army when he was in HS. I still looked it up. Thanks!
You said it would be in about three weeks. Educated guess would have to be Colonel White High School where Doug France attended high school.
That's my guess, as well.
I'm gonna say it's Meadowdale.
I thought about Meadowdale and Belmont but can't recall any Ohio State players from Meadowdale.
Chris Ward was a mountain of a man in high school. He played fullback his Frosh year. It took three of us to tackle him. We were in the lower division and Patterson Co-op was in the upper division (5 biggest schools in upper, 5 smallest in lower). We beat them 8-0 that day to win the “unofficial” City Championship. Chris was really agile for a guy his size in that day and age and was actually a good basketball player.
Remy, as I recall, Patterson Co-op merged with Stivers High School in the mid-70s and became Stivers-Patterson. Not too sure on its history after that time frame.
For some reason (recency?) , Ward seems to be overlooked when talking about Ohio State linemen. That guy could play.
Great job Matt. Thanks
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Patterson produced two Ohio State players that appeared on 9 Ohio State rosters. Chris Ward was the first Beaver to play in Columbus. The impressive offensive tackle had an incredible Buckeye career. He was a captain of the 1977 team, named an All-American in 1976 and 1977, earned All-Big Ten honors three times and was on the Academic All-Big Ten team in 1975. In 2000, Ward was named to the Ohio State All-Century team.
Praise be to the people who recovered Chris from that dumpster and the elderly couple who adopted and raised him. If that doesn't meet Woody Hayes' criteria of "Paying It Forward" then I don't know what does.
God Bless 'Em All.
I am not very smart, but I recognize that I'm not very smart. --- W.W. Hayes
Would also like to echo earlier comments. I've enjoyed your posts, this one included. They all look to be a great deal of work! But am also impressed with your effort to make things as accurate as the available data allow. Great recovery!!!
Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!