High School Football America radio show – January 30, 2014

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On this edition of High School Football America, host Jeff Fisher talks with Mike Pettine, the legendary Pennsylvania high school football whose son, Mike Jr. was hired last week as the head coach of the NFL‘s Cleveland Browns.

Mike Sr. retired in 1999 as the head coach at CB West. At the time of his retirement, Pettine had his team on a 45-game win streak with three straight Class AAAA state titles. Pettine’s lifetime record was 326-42-4 with the Bucks.

The 1999 season featured a face-off between dad and son when Mike Jr. was the head coach at nearby North Penn High School. Dad’s team was ranked #1, while his son’s team was #2 when they met during the regular season. Dad won that match-up 17-7. Two week’s later dad prevailed again when they met in the playoffs. In five match-ups as opposing head coaches, dad was a perfect 5-0.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.