That SOB Bob Reade cost me and my teammates a National Championship. Thanks for digging up that soul crushing memory Ramzy.
I really like this Tracker. Very helpful.
upvote for not seeing this before posting...and agreeing with you.
Gus Johnson's call of that pick-6 was epic.
Matt, I hope you don't mind but I linked this article on the Ohio HS Football forum Yappi.com so that it can be viewed by thousands of fans across the state. I waited until you were finished so they could see the entire list.
Nicely done. I learned a lot and it corrected misconceptions I had about certain powerhouses not really sending their players to OSU over the decades.
I knew Tim Odom back in his OSU days. He was wonderfully insane.
Also, from what I hear, a helluva football coach.
Ramzy, if you are taking Sax Solo requests for future article, I will skirt the obvious (Jungleland) and throw Deacon Blues out at you.
Packed to the gills(14-15,000) in the 60's and 70's but started to taper off in late 80's due to the population decline. When did you graduate?
How could I have forgotten the great Coach Gregg and the Elks...shame on me.
I have to admit I am stumped on the schools left(other than Glenville and St.Ignatius). I would have thought WGH, McKinley, Massillon and UA would have been in top 5. I still think St.V-SM is too high....but I am looking forward to the remainder of the list.
Edit. I just thought of another. Moeller? Doesn't seem like they sent many.
I did miss it! Thank you Matt!
Since you kind of mixed in Warren Harding and Warren Western Reserve Results, I will go ahead and mention Aaron Brown and Van DeCree, both Buckeye standouts in the 70’s from Warren Western Reserve.
Also, WGH was D-I State Runner-up 2002 and WWR in 1973
Little Warren has indeed sent a ton of studs to major colleges everywhere, not just OSU. Many like Mario Manningham, Prescott Burgess, Carl Diggs, Nate Rodgers and Dave Arnold went to UM also.
Thanks for letting me blow my alma maters horn a little more...
Scipio...Warren Harding ‘81
I mean exactly what they have been wearing for 40 years. Just my first thought...I guarantee it's what Franklin what have done.
It would have been funny if the dude from Penn State would have just submitted their traditional uniforms.
This is what my first thought was also. The Bucks controlled Miami for most of that game...a team which before the game was being touted as one of the greatest ever.
And the game never should have gone to OT...whole 'nuther argument though.
Thanks for the memories. I haven't heard Charlie Caffey's name in years. IIRC, he was involved with Warren athletics for many years when he was done playing?
Same. He was from my alma mater and thus a 'hero" to us kids in Warren. As far as I know, he's been a class act his whole life...and hasn't forgot where he came from.
Warfield came to mind first. But I didn't realize his stats paled in comparison to Carter. Different era and offense obviously, but close enough to argue.
Pace right behind.
I couldn’t get through the Rose Bowl video. I don’t think I’m the target audience however. lol
The Brotherhood one was great though. Love That Gus.
Champion HS still exists. Warren Harding and Warren Reserve combined in 1990. They won the State Title that year. Korey Stringer and Lashun Daniels were on the OL.
Randy Gradishar = NFL HoF soon hopefully.
I remember seeing Randy at the downtown Warren YMCA when I was at Harding and he was with the Broncos. We just stared at him in awe. Nice but quiet.
I can't stop laughing at this.
Cleveland is also a huge Buckeye town.
Wilson has also quietly made some changes to blocking schemes which may also have a very positive affect on production.
The key will be teaching the other four (who don't make the starting cut) how to play other positions to further solidify depth.