After winning the Class 1A State Title Saturday in a 2-0 victory over Elgin St. Edward, the QND boys soccer team celebrated the achievement Tuesday afternoon.
The Raiders started the day with a firetruck escort around town.
Soon after the Raiders were greeted friends, family and fans back on campus.
While the seniors on this years title winning squad have played their last game the finality of it all has yet to become a reality for the upperclassman.
They certainly want to hold on to these unforgettable moments of celebration and triumph just a little while longer.
Senior forward Mitchell Murphy, “You know we were all sitting in the room after state at the hotel room and we we’re even saying we’re like, it hasn’t hit us yet that that we won state.
Today it still hasn’t hit us. So I don’t know when that’s going to set in.”
For the players this day was truly the first time experiencing the pomp and circumstance of a state title celebration. It’s a celebration longtime head coach Greg Reis has seen before.
For Reis this type of championship celebration will never get old and he’s sure his feel the same way.
Reis said, “It’s just a great experience. I mean these guys will be remembering this 20, 25 years from now.
Their class reunions, they’ll grill me for forgetting a guys name.
I mean for us to be able to come in and present the trophy to the school, the student body and for these guys to share one last moment together as a team in uniform, it’s a perfect way to end a great season.”