The following records were collected while researching and writing Wildcats!
A History of St. Ignatius High School Football.Also contributing to this effort were the official season stats for
the Wildcats from the years 1997-2002, very generously provided by Athletic
Director Dale Gabor.Most
categories have been selected because there is enough information available to
treat all eras fairly.Some
categories have been used because of their significance beyond St. Ignatius, and
these should be fairly obvious.
As I mentioned, these records are by no means complete, although darn
close.If anyone has information
they would like to share, feel free to send it to me or to Assistant Athletic
Director Rory Fitzpatrick.Please
include documentation to verify your claim (newspaper article, yearbook info,
official school stats sheet).
Note: Figure in parenthesis indicates current Ohio High School Athletic
St. Ignatius Wildcats named “High School Team of the
90s” by Student Sport Magazine.
Chuck Kyle has guided the Wildcats
to 9 Division I State championships since 1988. That is more state titles than
any other coach in Ohio high school history, in any division, playoff and
pre-playoff eras combined, since champions were first designated in 1895.
To read the complete story of St. Ignatius High School
football, get “Wildcats, A History of St. Ignatius Football”, Vol. I & Vol.
II, by Timothy L. Hudak, ’64. Volume I is $20.00, Vol. II is $35.00, or you
can get the 2-volume set for $45.00. 10% of each purchase will be donated to
the St. Ignatius Athletic Department. Please include $4.00 shipping for each
single book or set, and an additional $2.00 for each additional book/set. Ohio
residents please include 7% sales tax. Send you order to:
Sports Heritage (SI)
4814 Broadview Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Tim Hudak has also written The Charity Game, the Story
of Cleveland’s Thanksgiving Day High School Football Classic ($37.99) and
When the Lions Roared ($39.99), the story of Cathedral Latin football, and
The Game of the Year ($21.95), the history of the St. Ignatius-St. Edward