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For the first time ever, the Buddy LaRosa High School Hall of Fame will be inducting two fabled high school teams among its annual Hall of Fame inductees along with its six outstanding area sports legends.
1976 Moeller Football Team

1976 Football Team

No truer words were spoken about the 1976 Moeller football team than on Friday, November 27, 1976 when Gahanna Lincoln football coach Neal Billman surveyed the 43-5 wreckage of his previously undefeated team in the Ohio Class AAA state championship game and said "I don't think there’s ever been another team like them … More than anyone I’ve ever seen, they do it all."

Indeed, coach Gerry Faust's second straight state championship team was as close to perfect as the Crusaders' 12-0 record, which led to the school's first mythical national championship.

Three LaRosa's Hall of Famers were part of that team – Faust, quarterback Tim Koegel and linebacker Bob Crable. Moeller crushed Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in the state semifinals, 48-0, giving the team 490 points scored and 40 allowed during the entire season.

Koegel was named Ohio's consensus Back of the Year by both the Associated Press and United Press International, as was Lineman of the Year Jim Brown. Crable, only a junior, was consensus All-State. The offense also featured all-state end Dave Condeni and running backs Bob Massong and Steve Givens.

"This is the best team we've ever had," Faust said after the state title game. "Character makes winners … this year's team and last year's team both had it. This one just had more ability."

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2003 St. Ursula Volleyball Team

St. Ursula
2003 Volleyball Team

In Ohio's hotbed of volleyball, arguably Greater Cincinnati's best team ever was the unbeaten St. Ursula team of 2003.

Julie Perry, a LaRosa's Hall of Fame coach, guided this team through a perfect 29-0 season and a national championship. In fact, her team was rated No. 1 in the nation the entire year and never wavered from that spot.

This team featured another LaRosa's Hall of Famer in Bryn Kehoe, who was one of four seniors who went on to play collegiately. Kehoe went on to Stanford, while Beth Shelton played for Virginia, Beth Gillming starred at Maryland and Erin Schroeder played at Dayton.

Perry knew she had the makings of a special team right from the start. In fact, as she is quick to point out – she knew this was a team of destiny because of the last game of the previous season.

"When we lost to Ursuline Academy in the fifth game of the 2002 state championship by two points, that was the moment that proved to be the motivating factor," Perry says. "I could tell they were going to be strong from the first day … The team made our coaches work harder than ever – each of us pushing each other to leave it all on the court."

St. Ursula’s drive to the title was relentless throughout the season and was probably best demonstrated in the Ohio Division I state title game when they again met rival Ursuline Academy. The Lions delivered a crushing result with a 15-10, 15-7 victory.

"It has been an honor to coach every one of my student athletes over the years whether we won state or ended the season in the earlier tournament round," Perry said. "It is all about the journey and what a journey the 2003 team, the coaches, the players' families and our school community had."

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