Loveland, Oh - On Sunday December 15, 2013, the community held a celebration for the Loveland High School football team. They won the State football title, and thousands of fans were there to cheer them on some more.
This LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV video is from the formal ceremonies at the school. Superintendent, Chad Hilliker, principal Chris Kloesz, and athletic director, Julie Renner spoke, congratulating the team and thanking the entire community for their support.
Loveland mayor, Linda Cox, a Loveland grad, received cheers when she presented head coach Fred Cranford and the team with a key to the city, telling the young men that no matter where life's travels take them, they can always know they are welcome home.
Cranford thanked his wife for supporting him in taking the coaching job only seven months ago, and talked about how lucky he was to become part of the Tiger team.
Earlier, the team rode to the high school atop Loveland/Symmes firetrucks in a victory parade. The Loveland Marching band led the parade and when the team reached the bike trail in Historic Downtown, confetti canons erupted from both sides of the road. Fireworks exploded when the team reached their school. (Watch the video: Victory Parade for State Football Champions)