Tuesday night at a meeting of the Berea City Council, Mayor Steve Connelly signed a proclamation honoring the varsity football champions of Madison Southern High School. Southern’s 2017 gridiron squad broke a number of school records for achievement, including wins in a season and a Region 3 championship. Mayor Connelly’s proclamation read as follows:
Whereas, The Mayor and City Council of the City of Berea value and support the school systems in Berea and their work in educating and training the students of our community to be good citizens and our future leaders; and
Whereas, the Madison Southern High School varsity football team achieved significant accomplishments in 2017, starting with winning the 6th District championship, and then becoming the first Madison Southern team to win the championship of Region 3, and the first to win semi-state and to play in a state championship game, and the first to be Class 5-A runner-up, and in the process, becoming the first Madison Southern team to win 11 games, concluding with an overall record of 11-4;
Now, therefore, to publicize and celebrate the achievements of these young athletes, and to express our community’s pride and respect for their accomplishments, I hereby declare February 7, 2018 Madison Southern Varsity Football Day in Berea and ask all citizens to congratulate them on their performance and to wish them success in their future education and life’s work.