Mason High School’s sports programs had one clear message for rivals this past season: Watch out.
The Comets dominated sports headlines in the fall, finishing the calendar year with three team state championships and one narrow second-place state championship finish
That’s not all. The Comets also celebrated several strong top ten state finishes and saw a former football star drafted in the National Football League.
Here’s a round-up of the season:
The Mason boys’ soccer team was crowned Ohio Division I boys state soccer champions in November, completing an undefeated (22-0-1) season with a 1-0 victory over Mentor that had come in undefeated as well (now 18-1-4).
Senior Jack Clark– who came into the game with 30 goals for the season (and 72 in his high school career) – made his 31st the game-winner.
But many players had a hand in the victory – especially the seniors, seven of whom have played together since they were 8 year olds on the Mason Fury select team. They all started this year for Mason.
Mason is the first southwest Ohio boy’s team to win a Division I state championship since Turpin took home the title in 1986 and the first GMC team to ever win at state, school officials say.
“It’s unbelievable how many coaches wished me good luck and said, ‘Hey, bring a state title back to Cincinnati,’’’ Mason coach Paul Reedy said. ‘‘That’s a special feeling when you feel like you’re representing more than just your school, but your city as well.’’