With the Little Giants entertaining the Knights of Bloomfield Hills Lahser this coming Friday night I thought it would be a good time to look back at our history with opponents from outside the state of Ohio.
The first time Ross took on an out of state team was back in 1952. The Little Giants hosted Hammond (IN) Bishop Noll in the ninth game of the '52 campaign and won 33-26. Bishop Noll made another appearance on the Little Giant schedule in the second week of the 1955 season and once again Ross won, this time by a 7-0 count. That win was #2 in what turned out to be the historic 29 game win streak that ran from 1955-1957.
The next time the Little Giants took on an out of state team was in the 1960 season. Ross got the ok to play an 11th regular season game that year and travelled to Louisville (KY) to take on Bishop Flaget High School in the first week of the season. It was a long trip back to Fremont as the Little Giants lost that one, 25-7.
The Little Giants would wait 31 years before playing another team from outside the Buckeye state. That team was the Mules of Bedford(MI). Ross and the Mules played nine times when the two were members of the Great Lakes League. The Little Giants won all nine of those contests.
To review here how we have fared against teams from outside Ohio...
1952...Ross 33 Hammond(IN) Bishop Noll 26
1955...Ross 7 Hammond (IN) Bishop Noll 0
1960...Louisville (KY) Bishop Flaget 25 Ross 7
1991...Ross 20 Bedford(MI) 12
1992...Ross 28 Bedford(MI) 14
1993...Ross 46 Bedford(MI) 16
1994...Ross 34 Bedford(MI) 10
1995...Ross 28 Bedford(MI) 12
1996...Ross 51 Bedford (MI) 0
1997...Ross 34 Bedford(MI) 7
1998...Ross 28 Bedford(MI) 6
1999...Ross 27 Bedford (MI) 14
12 games against opponents from out of Ohio with a record of 11-1. 9-0 against Michigan teams. Granted all those wins were against one team but that unbeaten string against the Wolverine state is worth keeping intact, don't you think?