100 Years of Football in the Berea City School District

By Don DiFrancesco

“Let’s—Go—Titans!” “Mash ‘em Meteors!” “Bash ‘em Braves!” “Go…Red Jackets!”

All of these chants have been heard along Bagley Road for generations. Wait a minute: Red Jackets? Yes, Red Jackets. Before Berea High officially adopted the Braves moniker during the 1949-50 basketball season, their athletic teams were informally called the Bereans…or the Red & Blue…or the Red Jackets! Sort of like a little brother for the Baldwin Wallace team across the street. Yellow Jackets, Red Jackets…get it?

The 1919 BHS team was the first local unit with a full squad (18 players) and a full schedule (8 games). And the Berea, Brook Park, and Middleburg Heights communities have fielded varsity high school teams every year since. Hence, the 2018 Berea-Midpark Titans are representing the Berea City School District in the 100th consecutive season!

Berea High School, 1919—2012
Midpark High School, 1963—2012
Berea-Midpark High School, 2013—present

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