1997 McKinley Bulldogs Notebook: Thom McDaniels gained inspiration from wedding speech

1997 McKinley Bulldogs Notebook: Thom McDaniels gained inspiration from wedding speech

Pulling the ropeMcKinley coach Thom McDaniels attended his brother-in-law's wedding on the night before the state final against Cincinnati Moeller, although he was cranky about it."It was my wife's oldest brother and he was a great fan of ours, but I was not happy at all about being there the night before the state championship game," he said.He quickly changed his mind during the priest's homily."He told a great story about a couple that got married in

McKinley's 1997 team was No. 1 from beginning to end

McKinley's 1997 team was No. 1 from beginning to end

The Bulldogs embraced lofty expectations en route to perfect season In May of 1997, about six months after his team had lost to Cleveland St. Ignatius in the Division I state semifinals, McKinley High football coach Thom McDaniels got a call from a USA Today writer named Dave Krider, who told him the Bulldogs would start the season as the No.

FNO: Year older, year wiser for McKinley

Year older, year wiser for McKinley

CANTON The first day of two-a-days ended for the McKinley High School football team and Dominique Robinson walked through a line shaking the hands of his defensive teammates. Then the senior quarterback crumpled to the ground, clutching his left calf, another cramping victim of August football.