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PCHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductees: Scott Rickel and Class of 1976 football team

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The members of the 1976 Port Clinton High School football team that went 9-1 with 7 shutouts and a Great Lakes League Championship were formally inducted into the Port Clinton High School Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday Night. With Leo Alvarado holding the GLL Championship Trophy, the team surrounds its head coach, Jim Hastings, who made the trip from Tennessee to Ohio this weekend for the special ceremonies. Hastings teams were 16-4 in his two seasons at the helm of the Redskins. Hastings spoke to the gathering on Saturday night and told a few stories about the team. He also admitted he may have made a mistake leaving for a College Coaching job at Morehead State in Kentucky. "No matter where I have gone in my coaching career, my heart is now and will always remain with Port Clinton and these great players." Two of the members of that team have passed on, including the starting center, Mike Ebert, who was represented by his wife Olga (pictured far left).

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PC jumps on top of Margaretta, wins 44-20

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PC's Tristen Mallory heads upfield with the football against Margaretta.
Photos by Bill Migala

After losing its first game of the season last week to Oak Harbor, Port Clinton wanted to get back on the right track.

The Redskins wasted no time in answering the call, scoring on their first five possessions before defeating Margaretta, 44-20, in Sandusky Bay Conference action Friday night at True-Lay Stadium.

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Rockets score 24 unanswered points to defeat PC

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Port Clinton sophomore Emerson Lowe goes airborne over the Oak Harbor defense.
Photos by Bill Migala.

Trailing by seven points at halftime, Oak Harbor could fold and drop to 0-4 on the season, or it could fight back and take control of its contest with rival Port Clinton.

The Rockets chose the latter, rallying to score 24 consecutive points in its 31-14 defeat of the Redskins in Sandusky Bay Conference action.

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