For those present, many of whom reside in and around the Napoleon/Defiance area, it was a long-awaited collision course 91 seasons and counting. The River Rock Classic as its being called today is one of the oldest and strongest rivalries in the State of Ohio. Only 15 miles apart, families are known to have allegiances to both teams.
Noah will be a 3 year letterman in football and a 2 year letterman in basketball. In basketball, Noah became an all-in important 6th man off the bench helping Defiance win the Division II State Championship. With a 4.2 GPA, Noah is one of the top students at Defiance High School
Mike is a one year letterman in football and also plays basketball at Napoleon High School. In last year’s game, Mike had a 50 yard reception that keyed the Wildcats comeback win on Defiance. Mike is also active in the Spanish Club and a member of the St. Paul Youth Group. Mike has a 4.0 GPA and is undecided about his college aspirations at this time.
Bryant Schlade was a 2014 Graduate of Napoleon HS who currently attends the US Navel Academy. While at Napoleon, Bryant was a 3 sport athlete and honor student. In the 2012 “River Rock Rivalry” game, Bryant had a 86 yard touchdown run on the first play of the game. In 2013 Bryant had 2 touchdowns leading Cats from a come from behind win to defeat Definance 33-28.