Upper Arlington Football is proud to tell the story of the Upper Arlington Golden Bear Football program which carries a strong tradition of excellence on the athletic field. We’ve compiled examples of the outstanding performances the Golden Bears have demonstrated since 1926.
Remembering Coach Marv Moorehead
From 1956 to 1970,
Marv Moorehead turned Upper Arlington into the top football program in Ohio.
His last six teams’ records were 57-1 (the only loss to the #1 team); ranked in
the top five in Ohio each year in Division I; and won three consecutive State
Championships before retiring at age 39.
More important to
Coach Moorehead than wins and losses, was transforming his players into “better
boys.” Psychologists insist a boy cannot become a man without a mentor who
teaches him how to become a man. Coach Moorehead mentored hundreds of
impressionable young men, teaching them life lessons and helping to form their
Tom Morgan, UAHS Class of 1967, has compiled several of Coach Moorehead's lessons
and inspirational messages into one document.
Jim Ruisinger is a
1973 Upper Arlington High School graduate and a long-time supporter of Upper
Arlington football. He has compiled individual game scores for nearly every
season of Golden Bear football, all the way back to 1926, the first year in our
team’s history. He used the UAHS yearbook as the source for his information and
his list is complete except for a few years. Thank you Jim!
Facts About The Golden Bears
Upper Arlington Golden Bear Football team held the State Championship Title in
1967, 1968, 1969 and 2000.
Upper Arlington Golden Bear Football team was State Runner-Up in 1974
years of football, the Golden Bears have played 820 games with 589 wins and 208
losses and 21 ties
players have been selected All Ohio and ten of those players were also All
Arlington Golden Bears are ranked 7th in Winning Teams in Ohio High
Golden Bears have gone to the State Playoffs in 1974, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988,
1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011
The following Golden
Bears are All-Americans
1950 – Douglas Goodsell
1966 – Denton K. Lawrence
1967 – Stephen W. Sikora
1968 – Ted McNulty
1971 – Richard R. Slager
1971 – Bob Grasso
1971 – Brendan Donovan
1975 – Patrick H. Boggs
1978 – Louis G. Arvanetes
1981 – Mark W. Pfister
2013 – Chris Frey
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