New chapter to Trojans’ grid glory

MARQUETTE—Since they were little kids, Forest Park boys have heard plenty about their school’s football team and its heritage. The many years of excellence and the two state championships in the 1970s. In the fall of 2007, they witnessed the excitement and pride as the Trojans won their third state title. The legacy of gridiron glory passed down through the years.
    Now, they will be part of that legacy. On Nov. 18 at the Superior Dome, this year’s Trojans wrote a new chapter by winning the eight-man Division 2 state championship over Portland St. Patrick. It wasn’t close.
    Final score: Trojans 54, Portland St. Patrick 12. Forest Park’s fourth state championship closes the books on a 10-2 season.
    The telecast will be carried on Fox Sports Detroit this Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 10 p.m.
    “Miraculous,” coach Dave Graff said in the happy hubbub on the field after the trophy presentation. “A miraculous showing this year.
    “When you look at the youth that we had—four sophomores starting and a freshman. To compete—not only compete at this level but play at this level—is just phenomenal.”
    Really, you should have seen it coming. Since the middle of the season, when several key players returned from injury, the team was unstoppable, building momentum as it drove towards its goal.

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