Speaker Boehner Honors 2012 State Champion Moeller High School Football Crusaders
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today placed a statement in the Congressional Record for the 112th Congress honoring Cincinnati’s Archbishop Moeller High School for winning its eighth Ohio state football championship. The Moeller Crusaders clinched the state Division I high school football title on December 1, 2012 with a 20-12 win over Toledo Whitmer High School. The triumph extends a tradition of winning Moeller football that began decades ago under Boehner’s friend, mentor, and coach, Gerry Faust.
Speaker Boehner and all of his brothers grew up in nearby Reading, Ohio and attended Moeller. The Speaker is a member of the school’s Class of 1968. Many students from Boehner’s congressional district attend the school today.
Here is the full text of the statement that Speaker Boehner asked to be inserted into the Congressional Record commemorating Moeller High School’s championship:
“[A]s a proud graduate of Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati, I rise today to congratulate and recognize the Crusaders on their recent Ohio State Football Championship.
“It is my pleasure to report that on December 1, 2012, the Crusaders won the OHSAA Division I state football championship, defeating Toledo Whitmer High School 20-12. This is Moeller High School's eighth Ohio football championship in the school’s storied history.
“Under the guidance of Coach John Rodenberg, the 2012 Crusader football team ended its season with a record of 12-3.
“As a Crusader from the class of 1968, I congratulate Coach Rodenberg, Athletic Director Barry Borman, Principal Blane Collison, President Bill Hunt, and all the faculty, students, and alumni of the Moeller Family on this tremendous achievement. This victory honors the entire school community and extends the winning tradition of Moeller Football that began decades ago under my friend, coach, and mentor, Gerry Faust.
“Moeller High School has provided a center of learning in the finest Marianist tradition for generations of young men from my congressional district and the Greater Cincinnati area. A Catholic school, Moeller has established a reputation for excellence in academics, athletics, faith, and community service, a reputation that is renewed and reinforced by this latest achievement.
“On behalf of the United States House of Representatives, I proudly salute Coach Rodenberg, the 2012 Crusader football team, the Men of Moeller and the entire Moeller Family for this memorable victory.”