To me (I don’t mean to speak for others) “state power” implies that you have done something at the state level. Northwest did not during the time span you mentioned. Is Orville a “state power” because they won a state title? Is Perry a “state power” because they went to 2 straight title games?Northwest made it to 9 straight playoff appearances between 2001-2009
Yes one regional title 2004
1 AP Championship 2007
2 regional runner-ups 2003,2007
3 2nd round exits 2001,2005,2009
And yes 3 one and dones 2002,2006,2008
I don’t think calling Northwest a state power was a far stretch
Ask Steubenville fans what they thought of the 2005 game. Northwest was the best team they saw in 2005 a team that went 30-0 to 2005-2006 and won 42 straight games.
Show me a more consistent program in stark county during that time. Nobody has made it 9 years straight in stark county history. Massillon, McKinley, Louisville all have 8 straight
When someone says “state power”, I think of schools like: St X, Moeller, St Ig, Ed’s, Marion Local, Steubenville, Pick C, Kirtland, Trotwood, just to name a few (sorry if I left someone’s team out).
Granted, I’m sure NWest has had some tremendous teams and great success, and I’m sure that if I ask a Steubey they would quake in their boots at the thought of the “state power” Northwest Indians. Ask Hathaway to schedule Steubenville, they are always trying to fill their schedule out with Ohio teams.
I’m not trying to discredit the time frame you speak of, but in no way will you get me (and I suspect many others) to say that NW was a “state power” at any point in its existence.