Highland Springs High School is still flying high after the school's first football state championship in more than 50 years.
Saturday's win in the state championship game a proud moment for the team, school and community, and Monday, the 2015 Springers honored with a tribute in front of their home crowd.
Fellow students and members of the community gathering at the high school stadium to celebrate the team's title Monday afternoon. The band and cheerleaders were performing, and several school officials reflected on the Springers' football season.
Highland Springs won 14 straight games on its way to a championship, capping it off with a 27-7 win against Stone Bridge in Charlottesville on Saturday. Head Coach Loren Johnsons says more than just the players with a hand in this year's success. "It's a wonderful opportunity for the school, players [and the] community. Everybody involved with it has done an excellent job of just staying the course and doing everything we ask them to do. In terms of support form the community, the kids in school, the fans, everybody that's been a part of it has done a tremendous job, and I'm thankful to be a part of it."
The 14 wins by Highland Springs this season is the most wins the most in school history.
With the Springers' win, a team from the old Central Region has now won the state title in each of the last four years.
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