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Slusser records 100th win at Ridgewood

| September 12, 2016
Ridgewood High School Head Football Coach John Slusser is pictured addressing his team after they beat River View 42-0 on Sept. 9. The victory was Slusser’s 100th with Ridgewood. Cortney Ringwalt | Beacon

Ridgewood High School Head Football Coach John Slusser is pictured addressing his team after they beat River View 42-0 on Sept. 9. The victory was Slusser’s 100th with Ridgewood. Cortney Ringwalt | Beacon

WEST LAFAYETTE – Head football coach John Slusser notched his 100th win at Ridgewood on Friday night in a 42-0 victory over the Black Bears of River View. Slusser said, “For me, it’s a really nice accomplishment – not so much for the number but for the people that I did it with and the place I did it at.”

“I never set out to win 100 games or anything but to have a mark like that is nice. The four guys that have helped us get here; Chris Cabot, Todd Cabot, Jason Lahna and Jason Prater, to do it with them and all the other guys that have helped me along the way-that’s what makes it special.” For those four it was their 100th win too. All of the coaches that are here now and all of the coaches that have gone on before are the ones that have helped us build this program each and every week.”

“To do it together it’s pretty special. And to do it at a place that we all graduated from, that’s what makes it even more special.”

“We’ve all had chances to go somewhere else but this is where we choose to be. We love it here.”

“As far as the numbers go, it doesn’t mean anything, really. Whether we win or lose is really irrelevant. The Ridgewood High School football program is a really good program, it was a good program before I got here and it will continue to be a good program after I leave.”

But to get that 100th win at the place you want to be, with people you love being with and kids that you love coaching, that’s what makes it cool.”

 

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