Grove City High School graduates Cody Funk and Keith Moore walked off the football field last Saturday after the Central Ohio All-Star Game as possibly the last remnants of the athletic programs at South-Western City Schools.

Grove City High School graduates Cody Funk and Keith Moore walked off the football field last Saturday after the Central Ohio All-Star Game as possibly the last remnants of the athletic programs at South-Western City Schools.

As defensive players, Funk and Moore helped the OCC Stars defeat the Central Stars 31-6. The Central team was comprised of players from the CCL, City and MSL leagues.

After the game Funk and Moore were pressing for the passage of Issue 2 so that others could experience what they did during their four seasons with the Dawgs.

"It was an awesome time," said Funk, who had four tackles and will play at Ohio Dominican in the fall. "On the football team, it was like a huge family. The community always supported us."

South-Western City Schools needs Issue 2, an 8.3-mil operating levy, to pass Tuesday for the Dawgs' program to continue. Two-a-day practices around the state are scheduled to begin Monday.
"It was just great to get out here to support Grove City," said Moore, who plans to walk-on at Ohio University. "It could be the last time."

Last season, Moore had eight interceptions.

Funk and Moore both were first-team all-OCC selections as Grove City finished 6-5 after competing in the Division I playoffs for the first time in four seasons.

"There were like 5,000 people that came to every home game," Moore said.

"It was a great atmosphere."

Moore had six tackles last Saturday and helped the OCC hold the Central to 1 passing yard in the first half. OCC coach Scott Gordon, of Thomas Worthington, said his team's success came from building a bond in eight days of practice.

"We told them out there that they were the cream of the crop," Gordon said.

"In the all-star game, the team that is going to win is the team that is able to come together the most. We had a lot of guys coming together."