To The Editor:

In the midst of a pandemic, while the entire country struggled with their new reality, it was football season. All summer the kids struggled with the reality that they may not get a senior season, a freshman season or any season for that matter. In the face of unprecedented times the coaches, players, parents and staff at Oak Hill High School worked diligently to make things safe enough to play. The Big O Parents Club would like to extend many thank-yous for this season. We appreciate everything everyone has done to support the Oak Hill Football Program any and every year but especially during these unique circumstances.

We would like to send the following Thank-yous:

To The Telegram for covering all of our games; Randy Layton, Principal of OHHS; the OHHS Athletic Director, Scott Lewis for going above and beyond his first year as AD; Dr. Marci Shepard and her husband Brian for making sure we had everything we needed, text messages all hours of the night, and for all of your support, we welcome you to Oak Hill; Dr. Aaron Myers and his staff at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital; Buck Lunsford; Bub King; David Gillum at Lewis-Gillum Funeral Home; Candy’s Country Store & Carryout; Monroe Collision; Oak Hill Sports and More; Clark’s Giovanni’s; Kali’s of Oak Hill; Randy Dupree and the Dupree family; Justin Skaggs and the Skaggs Law Office staff and family; Signs, Solutions and Graphics (Rob and Julie Puckett); Jeff Heft; A&A Truck Stop; Paula and Tom Stewart; Kevin Crabtree; Oak Hill McDonald’s; Liza Jane’s Dairy Bar; Slark’s Collision; Ohio Valley Bank; WesBanco; Atomic Credit Union; Main Express of Oak Hill; Dick’s Carryout; Adena Sports Medicine; the Oak Hill Cheerleaders coached by Joy Hale; the Oak Hill Marching Oaks Band, Director Bryce Werntz; and anyone else that has contributed even in a small capacity.

A special thank-you to our Big O parents who have gone above and beyond to help out the team any and all times we needed you; and lastly my Big O officers who have done an amazing job at getting the team what they needed, finding ways to comprise what we are used to doing and what the state would allow; and for putting the team first with little notice -- I thank you: Carina Dickens, Senior Advisor; Bethany Sickles, Co-Treasurer; Alison Allen, Co-Treasurer; Jodi Barger, Secretary; Tiffany McCarty, Vice President and Gwendolynn Mullett, President.

Thank you, Oaks fans --

Gwen Mullett, Big O President