A lengthy list of accomplishments, which includes a league-high 23 Northern Ohio League championships and 14 playoff appearances in a 32-year span, was missing just one thing. A trip to Stark County.
That will end Saturday, as the Redmen (13-1) have earned a trip to Canton s Fawcett Stadium in the shadows of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, where it will play Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (12-2) for the Division III state championship.
Saturday will mark the third time an NOL program has played for a championship, and the results have been good up to this point.
In 1985,Galion won four close playoff games en route to the Division II championship. Galion left the NOL for the North Central Conference after the 2009-10 school year.
Bellevue has reached the championship game in somewhat similar fashion as the 1985 Tigers, posting four wins by 15 points or less.
St. Vincent-St. Mary returns to the state championship game in football for its sixth time. The Irish haven’t appeared in a title game since 1988 when they defeated Ironton 14-12 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, and have won four championships overall.
Read more in Monday’s Sandusky Register.