East High School celebrates successful football season with community bonfire

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It’s been a fun week on Youngstown’s east side as people are still celebrating East High School’s big football win last Friday over number one ranked Canfield.

The celebration continued Thursday night across from the high school. Head coach Brian Marrow lit a bonfire to celebrate both the win over Canfield and to keep the excitement going for tomorrow night’s game against Warren Harding.

“After the game, I was telling my wife, I had like 72 texts on my phone, of course I lost some of them, I tried to respond to everyone but it’s been quite overwhelming,” he said.

“A lot more excitement. You can see it in the games, like the fans, a lot more fans came out to support us. So you could see a lot of people jumping on the bandwagon,” said middle linebacker Pat Allen.

“It’s just the city coming back together… It’s more than football,” said defensive end Dawan Martin.

About 150 people showed up for the bonfire and before it was lit, former YSU and Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel talked with the team.

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