Willard Football Championships
  • 1940 – Little Big 4
  • 1941 – Little Big 4
  • 1963 – Northern Ohio League
  • 1979 – Northern Ohio League
  • 1990 – Northern Ohio League
  • 1991 – Northern Ohio League
  • 1999 – Northern Ohio League

 

I haven’t found any quality photos from the 1940, 1941 or 1963 seasons. If you have any quality photos from any of the 7 Championship teams feel free to send them to me at admin@crimsonflashes.com and I’ll upload them.

1979 – Don Graham gives QB Chris Ebert instructions late in the 4th quarter of Willard’s Week 10 (7-0) win over Shelby.
1999 – Willard celebrating a 14-0 win in the rain vs Shelby. #2 Trenton Harris, #37 Jarrod West, #3 Charlie Frye, #59 Brian Shoup
1999 – Trenton Harris carrying the ball vs Huron. Harris was a 3 year starter on both sides of the ball as a Middle Linebacker and Full Back.
1979 – #45 Mark Miller carrying the ball in Week 10 vs Shelby with #62 Craig Eldridge blocking for him. Miller ran for 144 yards on 39 carries. He had the game winning TD with 52 seconds left in the game by returning an INT 52 yards for a touchdown
1991 – Back-to-Back NOL Champs. #14 Chris Long, #20 John Vogel, #12 Chad Clark, #40 Jeremy Slone
1991 – Todd Corbin carrying the ball vs Margaretta
1990 – QB Matt Harwood with a 20 yard run vs Margaretta. When Harwood graduated he held Willard’s record for passing yards in a Season and a Career.
1999 – Nick Bailey with an 81 yard TD run vs Norwalk. Bailey led Willard in rushing in 1999 .
1990 – Jason Rothhaar rumbles up the middle vs Bucyrus. Rothhaar led the 1990 Flashes in rushing
1990 – Brent Stackhouse with a 16 yard TD reception vs Perkins. Stackhouse led Willard in receptions and receiving yards in 1990.

 

Joe Whisler led Willard to Little Big 4 Titles in 1940 and 1941. He attended Ohio State in 1942 and played on the freshman team (freshman were not allowed on the Varsity at the time), then he served in the Navy during WWII before returning to Ohio State from 1946-48
Joe Whisler played Full Back for Willard’s Championship teams in 1940 and 1941. Whisler was Ohio State’s team MVP in 1948 and led Ohio State in scoring in 1946, 1947 and 1948.

 

1999 – Charlie Frye avoids Bellevue rushers in a week 9 double overtime win at Bellevue.
1941 Little Big Four Championship team. #44 Joe Whisler is in the middle holding the Championship Football