CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland celebrated Glenville Tarblooder Day on Thursday with a motorcade and rally. The celebration honored the Tarblooders for making history with the first OHSAA state championship title by a Cleveland Metropolitan School District football team, who also ended the season undefeated at 15-0.
The motorcade traveled from Glenville High to St. Clair Avenue, then to Ontario Street then to Lakeside Avenue starting at 10 a.m. Supporters were encouraged to wear red, white and black to support the hometown champions. Fans and family lined the streets and cheered the team on as they drove past.
Watch video from the motorcade below:
Following the motorcade, the team headed to the City of Cleveland Public Hall for a rally featuring speeches by Coach Ted Ginn, Mayor Justin M. Bibb, CMSD CEO Eric Gordon, Council President Blaine Griffin, Councilman Kevin Conwell, Councilman Anthony Hairston, Councilman Mike Polensek, and leaders from the city, CMSD, and the community.
The Cleveland Browns also congratulated the team in pre-recorded video messages.
Watch a portion of the rally below:
Watch our story on the history-making state championship win below:
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