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Final Night at Old Taylor High School Football Field
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - It's the end of an era for a local high school football stadium. Recently, the Three Rivers School District built a new campus for all their students. Next year, games will be played there. On Friday night, the final game was played at the old Taylor High stadium.
It was built back in the 1930s. Alumni from as far back as the 40s turned out for Friday night's game. They shared a lot of fond memories of games played there.
Pat Hanlan, from the class of 1953, said he had to come out to the final game.
"My senior year, we won every other game and won the championship for the county. The first team scored 24 points and all the rest of the season, no one scored more than 23 . . . total," Hanlan said.
Darin Steinmann, who played football at Taylor during the 80s, said he remembers his time at this special stadium like it was yesterday.
"We used to have a design play. It was a bootleg pass into the end zone and you'd run up into the corner and the quarterback would hit you in the corner of the end zone," he said.
Friday's night game ended well for the Taylor Yellowjackets. They beat Indian Hill 37-7 and had their first winning season in 20 years on the last play of the game.
Over the next month, both the old Taylor High School and the football field will be demolished. The goalposts from the old stadium will be used on the new practice field. Work is expected to start on the field at the new educational campus in the spring. It's expected to be ready in time for the start of the 2014 football season.