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Enquirer Coaches Poll 11/2
1. Colerain- City Champs
2. St. X
6. Lakota West
8. Lakota East
9. Winton Woods
AP State Poll 11/1
1. Colerain- State Poll Champs
2. St. X
4. Westerville South
6. St. Ignatius
7. Austintown Fitch
8. Lakewood St. Ed
10. Warren Harding
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|Congratulations Colerain Cardinals......
2004 Ohio Division I Football State Champions!!
|Dominick Goodman on the way to one of his 4 touchdowns and 259 yards, both title game records
Cincinnati Enquirer/Ernest Coleman
|State Champs posing with the trophy
|Coach Coombs celebrating the ultimate goal: State Champs!!
Ernest Coleman/Cincinnati Enquirer
|Their town, their field, our title!|
|By John Erardi
Kerry Coombs was in a baseball catcher's squat with this back to the field.
His offense had the ball.
It's the first series from scrimmage. Everything's OK after the first collision of the shoulder pads, goes the saying.
Just another ballgame.
Coombs was about to address his defense players seated on the bench. (Coombs must have known something, because he would be talking to them- and himself- a lot, the next five a half minutes.)
"Right now, right now!" Coombs barked.
Whatever he had planned to say, he never got to it.
His team fumbled the ball on its first play from scrimmage.
Coombs- who had every single item of the pregame plan mapped out, right down to the Saturday morning movie ("Miracle", but they never got time to watch it in a time crunch) - had no inkling the Cardinals would be so shaky early.
You know the chant by the Colerain fans, "We are........Colerain! We are......Colerain!"? Well they yelled that on the Cardinals fourth offensive series when Colerain was facing first-and-ten.
Only trouble was, Colerain had lost it's third fumble by then.
The chant should have been, "We are NOT Colerain! We are NOT Colerain!"
It was that bad.
Even in Coombs worst nightmare, it was never this bad.
"To have been through what we've been through with Elder and all that stuff, I was thinking, "You gotta be kidding me! We got all the way here and now we're gonna lay an egg?!" Coombs said.
And when Canton McKinley running back Ryan Brinson cut to the right coming out of the line on the first play of the second quarter and scooted 56 yards untouched for a 10-6 lead, there wasn't a peep from the Colerain crowd.
And then, it turned
Oh, how it turned.
|12/7- All-GMC Team Released- Gmcsports.com
12/7- Chat Transcript: Colerain's Kerry Coombs- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/7- Former Cardinals join in championship fun- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/6- Red hues of glory welcome Cardinals- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/6- Colerain arguably city's best ever- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/5- Cheers echo for the Cards- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/5- Goodman puts on good show- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/5- Cardinals trounce McKinley- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/4- For Colerain it's do or die- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/4- Colerain vs. Canton McKinley Preview- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/4- No. 1 Cardinals on the brink- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/4- Wild, wild west side- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/4- This one's for community- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/4- Cardinals also play of '95- Cincinnati Post
12/3- Simpson at pinnacle of success- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/3- Photos: Colerain football team send-off- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/3- The Title that wouldn't be- Cincinnati Enquirer
12/1- Colerain's foe enters riding a hot streak- Cincinnati Enquirer
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|State Champions: 2004|
|State Finalist: 1995*|
|State Semifinalist: 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004|
|Regional Champions: 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004|
|Regional Runners-Up: 1998, 2002, 2003|
|City Champs: 1994, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004|
|#1 in the State of Ohio Final Poll: 2001, 2004|
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