For the second straight season, the Saint Mary's Springs football team capped off an undefeated season with a WIAA State Championship, 20-17 over the Stratford Tigers.
The Ledgers battled back from a 14-0 deficit in the first quarter, and took their first lead of the game with 2:18 left in the fourth quarter thanks to Marcus Orlandoni's second rushing touchdown of the contest.
"These kids, they're very resilient." head coach Bob Hyland said.
Hyland has coached the Ledgers for 48 years and became the first coach in WIAA history to win 8 state championships.
Earlier this season, Saint' Mary's Springs lost one of its' players, Trent Schueffner to a hunting accident. The team carried his number 62 jersey and dedicated the rest of the season to him.
For the second week in a row the @SMS_Academy Ledgers are playing with heavy hearts after the death of a teammate. It’s our @NBC26 Game of the Week. Highlights and team reaction tonight at ten pic.twitter.com/RjtAnQrZ3g
— Chris Barriere (@chrisbarriereTV) October 27, 2018
"It's just awesome that we finished it off for Trent just like we wanted to," quarterback Mitch Waechter said. "I mean what can I say. These guys are just awesome. We just won a state championship for Trent so bless up to him."