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Grand Rapids Catholic Central runs to State Title

Posted at 10:18 PM, Nov 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 03:09:47-05

DETROIT, Mich -- Grand Rapids Catholic Central beat Edwardsburg 42-31 Friday night to claim its 2nd straight Division 4 football state championship.

Nolan Fugate ran for 306 yards and 4 touchdowns and also caught a TD pass from Jack Bowen.

The Cougars trailed briefly late in the 1st quarter and early in the 2nd, but took the lead for good on a 1-yard Fugate run with 8:58 to play in the 3rd quarter. That touchdown was set up by a 42-yard Fugate run on 4th and 1 two plays earlier.

Catholic Central extends the state longest winning streak 20 games with the win. It is the 4th football state championship in school history for the Cougars.

Below photos courtesy of Tim Reilly, Local Sports Journal: