Senate District 1
Rob McColley
McColley, Riedel Honor Van Wert Football Team at the Ohio Statehouse
May 26, 2021
Senator Rob McColley presenting a Senate Resolution to the Van Wert Football Team
Rep. Riedel and the Van Wert Football Team on the House Floor

COLUMBUS – State Senator Rob McColley (R-Napoleon) and State Representative Craig S.Riedel (R-Defiance) today honored the Van Wert High School football team at the Ohio Statehouse for winning the 2020 Division IV State Championship.

“It was great to recognize the Van Wert Cougars for their thrilling State Championship victory,” Senator McColley said. “We have so many excellent young men and women in Northwest Ohio and the members of the Van Wert Cougar football team are certainly some of the best.” 

Under the leadership of Coach Keith Recker and his assistants, the Cougars defeated Lake Catholic High School in the Division IV State Championship with a 31-28 victory.

“It was a special honor to have the Van Wert High School football team visit the Statehouse today,” Rep. Riedel said. “These athletes not only made the Van Wert community extremely proud last fall, but all of Northwest Ohio shared in their pride. The players and coaches demonstrated hard work, sacrifice and teamwork that resulted in a state championship that will never be forgotten.”

McColley and Riedel presented resolutions on behalf of the Ohio House and Ohio Senate to the team.
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