Timothy L. Hudak is a graduate of the University of Hawaii, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He has been studying the history of football at the high school and collegiate levels for more than 25 years and is the author of almost four dozen articles and book reviews on high school and college athletics. He has taught courses in the history of college football at local community colleges. Mr. Hudak and his wife, Patti Graziano, live in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 20th century was the defining era of high school football, and during that time a select group of programs across the country solidified their reputations as the nation’s greatest. These programs—with legendary coaches like Paul Brown, Wright Bazemore, Gerry Faust, and Bob Ladouceur—produced national championship teams at schools with names like Massillon, Valdosta, Moeller, and De La Salle.But which of these teams was the greatest?All