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 Blake was a 2002 First Team All-Ohio selection

Blake was a 2002 First Team All-Ohio selection

Week 6
Blake McAllister

1999 - 2002
Linebacker

Where are living now?
Upper Arlington (wrong side of town)

Did you play collegiately?
The Ohio State University and John Carroll University

Married?  Children?
Recently married in May of this year to my beautiful wife Kelly. No children just yet, but plan to have some little stallions running around soon! 

What are you doing now?
Manager of the laser processing division at EWI - an applied engineering research organization focused on materials joining. 

What is the fondest memory from your playing career at DeSales?
There's too many to name them all.  If I had to choose, it would be the playoff run during the 2001 season. After a grim 5-5 regular season playing one of the toughest schedules in the country, we clawed our way back to the state championship. Embarrassing Steubenville on their home turf and pulling off a victory in the state semifinal against Kettering Alter in the closing seconds were a few memorable moments along the way. 

What was your best game?
Steubenville in the first round of the playoffs in 2001. Being the big underdog, playing in a packed house with crazy fans, in the pouring rain, with a fire breathing horse, was an unforgettable atmosphere. It was even better seeing the fire breathing horse go cold after the opening drive. 

What made playing for DeSales special?
The people. The coaches, teachers, players, and parents are what make DeSales special. Without their enthusiasm and support, it would be a pretty boring game. Many of which I still keep in contact with today. 

Do you still follow the Stallions, and if so, how closely?
I try and attend every game. If I can't be there, I'm at home terrifying my wife and dog yelling at the computer while listening to Pouring Purple.