Eielson High School holds assembly to honor state champion football team
Earlier this week, Ben Eielson High School held an assembly to celebrate their State Champion Football team.
School Principal Bruce Bell gathered students, parents, and supporters of the program to celebrate their latest state title.
Players were brought out one by one and given commemorative medals as the fans cheered them on.
The team also received a video shoutout from Linebacker CJ Mosely, and Runningback Ryan Hollins, members of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.
They also took some time to shine the spotlight on Defensive Coordinator Don Fry, who announced his retirement after over 30 years of coaching the team.
He will be riding off into the sunset with 6 championship rings on his hands.
This latest Division 3 title was the sixth state championship for the Ravens and their fourth in the past five years.
Head Coach David Devaughn talks about his team receiving this kind of recognition.
"It's good to see everyone recognizing the hard work. We don't just start in August when football starts. And just acknowledging that and letting everyone else in the student body realize that it's an all-time thing. It's a commitment, and to see these guys recognized for that is pretty awesome. It's always great to see students recognized for their work, whatever it is. The support that we've seen this year, it's been pretty amazing," said Devaughn.