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By: Justin Gray

The DEA Eagles took the field Saturday night with a chance to win the first State title in school history. The accolades have piled up for the Eagles this season, 10 wins already and no losses, region champs and they have been rolling through everyone. However, none of that mattered now it all came down to one game, DEA vs Windsor at Strong Rock Christian Academy for all the marbles.

The weather was cold but the teams were not as both teams came firing on all cylinders. It was the Eagles who struck first with a 16 yard Racyn Faircloth touchdown run and went up 6-0. Billy Martin caught an interception, but in the midst of that the Eagles found themselves trailing 14-6. Jesse Moore took things into his own hands and took it 42 yards for the touchdown. The Eagles went into halftime losing 14-12.

The Eagles needed a big second half to become State Champs, and they got just that. The offense drove it down and Faircloth punched it in. After another long Eagle drive, Moore took it in from 14 yards out and suddenly the Eagles were up 26-14. The Eagles defense was stout in the second half with both Faircloth and Clayton Hood intercepting Windsor passes. Moore took in the last touchdown of the game and his third of the day to put the game out of reach 32-14. The clock hit zero and the Eagles became State Champs! What a season! 11-0, practically untouched all the way.

This was one of the most dominant seasons that I have ever seen and bringing home the trophy to DEA makes it so sweet. It’s been a journey from day one when Head Coach Clint Inman complemented these guys on all of the hard work they put in and it showed throughout the whole season. The Crossroads Chronicle would like to congratulate the DEA Football team on this outstanding accomplishment!

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