1968 Football Team

  • 1968 Valley Forge Football Team Guided by Head Coach Jim Fritzsche and assistant coaches Lou Cangelosi, Jaques, Courey, Younger, Calabria, and Palenchar, the 1968 Patriot team achieved the first and still the only undefeated regular season record.
    After four relatively easy victories over Bedford, Cleveland Heights, Lakewood and Shaw, the highlight game against Parma was played at Byers Field on a cold, rainy night in front of a standing room crowd. The Patriots prevailed 15-14. Euclid provided tough opposition a week later with Valley Forge winning 21-14. Victories against Shaker Heights and Brush followed.
    The Patriots gained 527 totals yard against Normandy in week nine and closed out the undefeated season in the mud with a 35-12 decision over Garfield Heights.
    The Patriot seniors three year record was 25 wins and five year losses. The Patriots set 20 team records and 40 individual records and Bill Miller, Doug Molls and Mike Scullin were named to the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Press All-Scholastic Teams. The team was ranked No. 2 in the Greater Cleveland area and No. 17 in the Ohio Media Poll.