Chase Arendts ‘17: Finishing the season on top, varsity football went all the way, winning the MHSAA Division 1 state championship. The Bulldog’s amazing season ended with an 13-1 overall record, and an undefeated 5-0 record in the league.
Winning their final game at Ford Field, Romeo defeated Cast Tech High School 41-27, to claim the state title.
The team averaged 37.5 points a game and only gave up an average of 11.1 points. The Bulldogs finished 8-0 at home and 5-1 on the road. The win percentage for the team was .929. Dominating both sides of the ball, the varsity football team totaled 525 points and only 156 points against.
Going along with the Bulldogs state championship title, the Bulldogs also achieved many other awards. The Bulldogs won the MAC White Championship, District Championship, and Regional Championship.
“We went out with one of the greatest accomplishments you can have as a high school football player,” Joe Schneider ‘17 said. “Hard work, passion, and brothership led us through adversity and it payed off when we went out on top.”
During the season, Romeo faced all sorts of different conditions on the road to the state championship. The football team went from playing in extreme heat in practice and early games, then to blizzards during the playoffs, only to achieve the team goal of playing at Ford Field in November. At Ford Field, 10,000 Bulldog football fans showed up, which set a record in for any state championship game in the history of Michigan.
It truly was a special season for Romeo football. The team brought the team community closer together, and united as brothers. Team 90 did not only make history, they will go down in history.