1985 Galion High School Football Team
Inducted in 2012
The 1985 State Champion Football team-Galion High School. In 1985, Galion had its greatest team ever and advanced to the Division II state title game. Their opponent was Youngstown Cardinal Mooney. Galion's head coach was Lee Owens. They played a major role in the Division II finals as Coach Lee Owens led his undefeated squad to the Division II state championship. The Tigers rolled through the regular season, outscoring foes 424 to 84. Galion featured a brilliant defense and an explosive offense, led by Rob Monnett. Five times the Tigers scored 40 or more points, four times putting at least 54 points on the scoreboard. Galion rolled through the playoffs, too. Toledo DeVilbiss, Avon Lake and Cincinnati Greenhills were the postseason victims, leading up to the state championship game. The Cardinals' season ended at 11-2, while Galion was a perfect 14-0.
Monnett set the single season and career scoring records at GHS with 150 points for the season and 249 for his career. Rob was inducted into the CCSHOF in 2012. Mike Remy had 80 points and never fumbled the ball. Marc Hottenroth scored 46 points, and David Weithman scored 34 points kicking. Monett set the single season yard gaining record of 1, 680 and the career mark of 2,553 yards. Carl Johnson rewrote the passing records in his two seasons. As a senior, he passed for 1,793 yards and 18 TD’s and in two years his totals included 3,205 yards and 32 TD’s and a completion record of 53%. Johnson accounted for a school record 2,352 yards rushing and passing as a senior. Mike Remy was the best blocker in the 1985 backfield but also ran for 1,125 yards and scored 13 TD’s. He scored five TD’s in the four play-off games.
Owens used this championship as an impressive springboard. He quickly found himself on the professional fast track, becoming the head coach at Lancaster, Massillon, and an assistant under John Cooper at Ohio State in the early 1990s. Owens took the head coaching job at Akron University in 1995 and now is head coach of Ashland University."