Schaibley recognizes Westfield High School football state champs

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, March 9, 2017 2:30 pm

STATEHOUSE  (March 9, 2017) State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) today at the Statehouse honored the Westfield High School football team with a House resolution congratulating them on their state championship win.

“These young athletes had their work cut out for them when heading into the state final,” Schaibley said. “However, this team understands work ethic. The players had more workouts and practices than days off in the post season, so they were trained and ready to take home the state title when the time came.”

Under the direction of head coach Jake Gilbert, the Shamrocks faced the Columbus East Olympians in the state championship game last November at Lucas Oil Stadium. Schaibley said although Westfield had one of the best defensive lines in the state all season, the team was still ranked behind the Olympians. The final score of the championship game was 16-13, giving Westfield their first-ever football state title.

“Our community is so proud of this football team, not only for them bringing home the state title for the first-time ever, but for what they give back to the community,” Schaibley said. “These athletes maintained a high GPA while also dedicating many hours to community service projects. I have witnessed their good deeds at food banks, blood drives, fundraisers to fight cancer, and they also hosted a Special Olympics clinic. They deserve to be recognized for their work on and off the field.”

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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties

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