On election night last week, there were shouts and celebrations among Perrysburg Schools officials and supporters as they found out the new school levy was passed by voters.
Three nights later on Friday, fireworks were filling the sky near Steinecker Stadium as Perrysburg just manhandled state powerhouse Massillon 56-7 in the playoffs.
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, several school officials were in Washington, representing Perrysburg High School as one of 48 high schools in the country accepting the National Blue Ribbon School honor this year.
Michael Short, Perrysburg High School principal, at the White House Monday while there for the Blue Ribbon ceremonies. This photo was tweeted out from @PHSJackets.
“This has been a huge week with a lot of great things going on,” said Michael Short, Perrysburg High School principal. “We had the levy win, all of our (fall sports) success, and the blue ribbon. We hope to carry it into the second half of the football season.”
Mr. Short remarked on this before the first-ever home football playoff game for Perrysburg was played in front of about 6,000 Friday. He said the second half of the football season, the playoffs, started Friday.
Others in the stands during the shocking football performance talked about what a huge week it was for the schools with the levy, playoff win, and blue ribbon.
Around town, the excitement was noticeable, too, with ’Jacket Country’ signs, and windows painted supporting the football team.
Perrysburg pride is beaming right now, whether it is thousands of people on their feet screaming as Yellow Jacket quarterback Gus Dimmerling runs down the sideline, or 5,277 approval votes for a school levy.