2. 2004 Colerain (Cincinnati)
Ask any Ohio high school football fan to name the state's all-time best team, and the 2004 Colerain squad is bound to be mentioned sooner rather than later. Head coach Kerry Coombs' squad opened the year with a 21-3 win over Elder; which had captured the Division I title the previous year and had beaten Colerain three straight seasons.
Quarterback Dominick Goodwin and running backs Mister Simpson and Danny Magness led the Cardinals' lethal triple-option attack. However, Colerain's defense really shined.
Led by linebacker Andre Revels, twin defensive linemen Terrill and Tirrdell Byrd, and defensive back Brayden Coombs, Colerain allowed a touchdown or less in 10 of 15 games. Its average margin of victory was a stunning 39.8 points, including a 50-10 drubbing of McKinley in the Division I title game.