On your Mark (again), get set: Rams assistant Lewis making ninth state finals appearance
Rocky Stanley | The Daily Independent
Nov 29, 2017
RACELAND Tradition-rich Beechwood doesn’t have the only state championship game experience in Friday’s Class A football title matchup with newcomer Raceland.
It only seems that way, with Beechwood seeking a 13th title.
Twelfth-year Raceland assistant coach Mark Lewis recalled his first days on the staff following a highly successful 33-year stint working alongside legendary Bob Lutz at Ironton. The Fighting Tigers advanced to eight state finals in Ohio, winning titles in 1979 and ’89.
“The kids ask me about that all the time,” Lewis said. “When I got over here, that’s all (the coaches) talked about. My first thought was, I’ve been in eight of them and they had not experienced this opportunity.”
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