As we have chronicled over the years, that type of attitude, combined with ability and proper coaching guidance, leads to great places. 2013, for instance, is the anniversary of the two greatest Goshen football teams in the school’s history. Thirty-five years ago head coach Ken Mirer led Goshen to a 12-1 record and the school’s first state championship. That team did not allow a point in any of its three 2A playoff games.
Twenty-five years ago it was Mirer’s son, Rick, who as a senior All-American quarterback led Goshen to a perfect 14-0 record and a dramatic 4A state title victory. While Mirer received a majority of the headlines, that team was loaded with talent and role players who together found glory.
Those championship runs helped unite this community and illustrated the power high school sports can have. Are there any champions in our area this year? Maybe. Maybe not. We’ll look forward to enjoying the ride with our readers either way.
Best of luck to all our local teams.