I saw this picture and something hit me….
Wayne State hoisted this beautiful South Division trophy just minutes after their final game victory at Findlay.
It’s got the whole team’s names engraved in it.
How did the GLIAC have that ready for them as soon as the game ended all of the way down in Findlay?
They didn’t make it themselves and bring it with them did they? Nah.
That is exactly what Wayne State did. They had their own trophy made so that they could parade around with it. I guess the one from the GLIAC office wasn’t going to be nice enough or they just couldn’t wait. Well, at least they did a nice job with it.
The Warriors are mighty proud of be being the South Co-Champs, but they sure aren’t using the word share or the prefix “Co” in any description of the accomplishment. Take a look at the official release from their win over Findlay. You would have thought they had won it outright…and don’t try convincing any of their fans that they didn’t. They claim the head to head win over Hillsdale is the tie breaker. What they don’t know or pretend not to know is that the GLIAC doesn’t break ties if teams finish with identical records. GLIAC Director of Media Relations Jeff Ligney confirmed this in email last week.
Now to be fair, I don’t have any problems with them calling themselves champions. Heck, the items I have up on Cafe Press celebrating the Chargers’ share just say South Division Champs. Both schools ARE still champions. I just find it a little…oh how should I say this?….interesting that a team would make its own trophy.