Football team represents community with pride and dignity

Susan Gunnell - Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

I know I speak for many in our community when I say how proud I am of our Wayne Warrior football team. Not many teams make it to the state championship game two consecutive years but more than that, this team worked hard, has never given up, and represented our school and our community with pride and dignity in each and every game.

The reality of life in any athletic competition is that one team or person wins, while the other has to lose. Our Wayne Warriors were on the winning side every game this year, except for the championship game. As winners, our players were respectful and gracious. The loss last Saturday was frustrating, disappointing, and downright discouraging. However, despite their feelings, our players handled the loss with grace and courtesy and I am very proud of each and every one of them.

I am also very appreciative of the support shown to our football team. Parents and families, thank you for all you have done to keep our student-athletes healthy and focused. Thank you for your sacrifices and for volunteering wherever needed. Wayne High School staff members, your encouragement both on and off the field helped the members of this team have confidence in themselves and in their strength as a team.Cheerleaders, band members, and Warriorettes, you were always there to cheer on our team and put on a great show for our fans. Coaches, directors, and advisors, your guidance and hard work is invaluable to our student athletes, cheerleaders, band members, and Warriorettes. You sacrifice your own to time to help our students grow and learn. Your efforts bring out the best in our students both on and off the field. Thank you to the many businesses and community organizations that took the time to offer our football team “Good Luck” in the championship game. The Huber Heights community provided our team with a heart-felt send-off as they traveled to Columbus. Your support and encouragement is something our school district and the Wayne Warriors will never forget!

The lessons learned throughout this journey are invaluable and will stay with all of us for a lifetime. I expect great things from the young men on this team as they move forward with the rest of their lives. If you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at

Susan Gunnell

Superintendent, Huber Heights City Schools

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at

Reach Supt. Susan Gunnell at 237-6300 or through e-mail at