Glenville going back to state title game
That winning streak included four straight defensive shutouts near the end of the regular season and one in the first round of the playoffs, a 35-0 win over Brush High.
The Tarblooders beat Bedford 26-12 in the second round, then Madison 40-7 last week.
In 2009, Glenville became the first Cleveland public high school team to ever play in a state championship game, losing a 16-15 heartbreaker to Hilliard Davidson, which scored the winning points on a gutsy two-point conversion late in the game.
The trip to that big game was famously chronicled in The New York Times.
Like this year, that season was marked by an increasingly feared defense and also began with a one-point loss to the defending Division 1 champs – a 14-13 defeat at the hands of St. Ignatius.
But this year, Glenville – having moved down to Division II – did not have to also get through a rematch with either St. Ignatius or St. Edward.