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SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION No.
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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED RESOLUTION

    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to congratulate Indianapolis Roncalli High School as the IHSAA Class 3A state football champions.



BORST, MILLER




     2000, read first time and referred to Committee on








Introduced

Second Regular Session 111th General Assembly (2000)


SENATE CONCURRENT
RESOLUTION



    A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION to congratulate Indianapolis Roncalli High School as the IHSAA Class 3A state football champions.
                                

    Whereas, on November 27, 1999, Indianapolis Roncalli High School provided a thrilling come-from-behind victory by defeating Norwell High School 24-14 to capture the 1999 IHSAA Class 3A state football championship;

    Whereas, Roncalli's championship victory capped a perfect 15-0 season, which broke a school record for single- season victories;

    Whereas, since 1988, Roncalli's football program has captured four state championships;

    Whereas, since 1992, this thriving program has compiled the best record in the state with 72 victories and nine losses;

    Whereas, on their road to the state title, Roncalli traveled to Ohio on September 10th to defeat Cincinnati Moeller High School, which school at the time was ranked #1 in Ohio, #1 in the Midwest, and #10 in the nation;

    Whereas, Roncalli later defeated city rival and two-time defending state champion Bishop Chatard High School in the sectional playoffs;



    Whereas, throughout the season, Coach Bruce Scifres inspired his team with an expectation of perfection and an insatiable desire to win; and

    Whereas, the Roncalli football program has provided a strong example of the commitment to excellence in IHSAA athletics that other programs will seek to emulate: Therefore,

Be it resolved by the Senate of the General Assembly

of the State of Indiana, the House of Representatives concurring:


    SECTION 1. That the people of Indiana are exceptionally proud of the accomplishments of the Roncalli High School football program, and we are particularly proud of its 1999 IHSAA Class 3A state football championship.
    SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Senate is directed to transmit a copy of this resolution to Roncalli High School Head Coach Bruce Scifres, President Joe Hollowell, Principal Chuck Weisenbach, Athletic Director Frank Sergi, and the various team members.