Junior was an outstanding Football and Track Star at Midview in the
first two years of its existence. His track events were the 100, 220,
and 440 yard dashes and the long jump in which he set a Lorain County
record, his senior year. He won three of those four events his junior
year and all four of them as a senior at the Lorain County Track Meet.
He received the “Gold Shoe” award as the meet’s outstanding performer,
both years. He placed in the long jump at the state track meet, his
Albert’s’ impact on the football team was equally as
great. The fall of 1955 brought him together with twenty-six others on
that first Midview team. Nineteen had never played eleven-man football
before. They previously went to the former Grafton and Eaton High
Schools where six-man football was played. Albert’s presence and
experience gave the Midview program instant credibility and his blend
of speed and power propelled the Middies to a 5-1-1 season.
Albert scored sixteen touchdowns in a seven game
schedule, his senior year and powered the Middies to a 6-1 record and
the Big Five Championship. As great a runner as he was, he was equally
effective as a defensive halfback. He could stop runners in their
tracks or run them down from behind. Albert set the standard by which
Midview running backs would be measured, for years to come and
although Midview was an unknown, Albert was not, and he received a
football scholarship to Bowling Green State University. He played
there with the likes of Bernie Casey (SF49er fame) on its undefeated
national small college championship team. He provided the foundation
upon which the Midview Football and Track programs were built.
The annals of the athletic history of Midview High
School and the Hall of Fame would not be complete without the name of
Albert retired as an administrator from Lorain
Schools. He resides in Elyria with his wife Lynette and has three
grown children, Jeff, Marcie and Kathy.
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