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Media Release from the Office of Senator Rob McColley

COLUMBUS—State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) today welcomed the McComb High School Football Team to the Ohio Statehouse to be recognized for winning the 2018 OHSAA Division VII State Football Championship.

"It was a genuine pleasure having this group of hardworking and respectful young men visit the Ohio Statehouse and be recognized during Session today," said McColley. "Their leadership and commitment both on and off the field are a true testament to their character. I join my colleagues and our entire community in congratulating them on a job well done."

The victory marks the first time in 35 years the Panthers have earned the state football title. Head coach Kris Alge led the team to an impressive 14-1 record for the historical season.

During the championship game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, they bested Glouster Trimble by a score of 28-3.