Originally Posted by rocket08
Bonus question for tigertamer
Name the school with the most State Championships this Century?
Double Bonus: Explain how that can possibly happen?
I'm talking mostly about Ohio football since this is under "Football North".
St. Ignatius is the leader since teams have actually started playing for the title instead of just handing it out through votes. I'd say that private schools in recent years have become more successful in sports. Sports are becoming so big in this country and some parents will do whatever they think will give their kid an advantage. A large number of people believe their child will benefit by playing at a nearby private powerhouse instead of the local public. If a talented player has good self motivation and drive, they will succeed on any team. Some players need the best coaches and conditions to succeed and some would just rather have it either way. Whatever fits your need, as they say, different strokes for different folks. Many public schools offer good facilities/coaches and they can usually do well enough. Many urban public schools and their sports conditions are not great, so the urban area privates thrive. After years of continued success, some people look at that as their best opportunity to win more. The tradition alone or a suggested enrollment and many jump on the opportunity. As far as fixing the "competitive problem" and all, I don't know.