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James Lachey Named Central District Defensive Player of the Year
(11-9-16) A familiar last name in Mercer County showed up today in the All Central District D VI Football Team. Grandview Heights' 6'4 230lb Junior Linebacker James Lachey was named Defensive Player of the Year. Lachey is a starting TE when he plays offense for the Bobcats.
Lachey was a first team selection in the Mid State League.
Grandview Heights went 6-4 and missed making the playoffs this year, last season they lost in the State Semifinals to Kirtland 13-9. Kirtland would go on to beat Marion Local 22-20 for the D VI State Title.
Lachey is the son of St. Henry grad Jim, who was an All-American lineman at Ohio State, was a 1st Round NFL Draft (12th overall) pick for the Chargers and would win a Super Bowl ring with Washington. Lachey currently does color on the Buckeyes Football Radio Network.
1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.