WASHINGTON, D.C. – This past Tuesday, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) recognized the McComb High School Football Team on the House floor for winning the Ohio Division VII Championship.
Video can be viewed here.
The text of Latta’s speech is available below:
“Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the McComb High Football team for winning the Ohio State Division VII Championship. The Panthers won their second title in school history with a 28-3 victory over Glouster Trimble.
McComb showed great fortitude in reeling off eight straight wins on their way to the title. Including freshman, the Panthers dressed 27 players, about half the number of most of their opponents.
The Panthers success can be tied to their stout defense which didn’t surrender a single touchdown in the championship game.
These student-athletes gave it their all and had the backing of the entire school district behind them. They exemplified the best of Ohio small town football. I know what the title means to McComb as my dad, Del, played for McComb in the late 1930’s. It’s been great to see the fans rally around these players.
Once again, congratulations to Coach Kris Alge and the rest of the McComb High School Football Team on a job well done.”