Details announced for parade to honor state-champion Rogers Rams

Published: Mar. 18, 2018 at 12:13 AM EDT
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The Rogers girls Varsity basketball team brought home a state championship, marking the first Ohio Division II state title for Toledo since 1981.

With a dominating performance in the second half outscoring Gilmour Academy by 17 the Rams win the Division II Championship 51-37. Zia Cooke leads all scorers with 33 points, she also hauls in 14 rebounds.

It is the third state champion for a City League school joining Libbey in 1981 and Woodward in 1976.

Toledo Public Schools honored the team, at a March Board of Education meeting. Team members gathered before the meeting to be fitted for specialized sweat suits and championship rings.

The district also announced plan for a parade downtown. The celebration will be on Saturday, April 21.

The City of Toledo detailed the plans to honor the state-champion Rogers Rams with a downtown parade Tuesday.

The parade starts at 11:00 am and will start at the corner of North Huron and North Saint Claire. The parade will conclude with a 30-minute rally in Promenade Park during which Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz will present the team with the key to the city.

Dodge Rams will be used to drive the team in the parade and Cat Trick from the Toledo Walleye will be part of the fun. Buckeye Broadband is sponsoring the Promenade Park rally, which will include speakers and a team highlight video on the ProMedica screen facing the park.