The Patrick Henry Patriots are rocking some unique hairstyles as they continue on the road to Canton. The Pats take on Coldwater Friday night in Findlay for the D-5 State semi-final.
Their image on the football field is that of a winner these days, but does their hair take home the hardware too? NBC24's Ryan Fowler set out for the answer.
Life in the trenches is dirty work, a true 'grind it out' business. Yet, Patrick Henry High School's namesake was different. He was clean cut and rocking the distinguished hairdo of the 1700's - curls on the side.
Over two centuries later, the Patriots football team is busy updating and evolving the look of their locks.
"We we have some unique haircuts on the team this year. We got mullets, we got mohawks...We probably have things they dont' have names for," said Pats Head Coach Bill Inselmann.
Inselmann encourages creativity on the field and with a pair of shears.
Every make and model of hair style is accounted for on the Pats football roster. There are clean cuts, bowl cuts, and, yes, even mullets.
"He kind of looks like a horse," said team manager Shenley Hoops, of one of the mulletheads.
For a true and honest opinion on the hairstyles of Patrick Henry's gridiron gang, we paid a visit to K.D. Alexander's hair salon where Destry Newell, a ten year veteran of styling, gave us her critique: "Bravo for trying." Of the mullet cut, Newell said, "That mullet was my favorite. I'd love to do a relaxer and relax out the curls and get a stripe of red down the middle."