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Colby Hornets win first state title since 2011 in 22-7 victory over St. Mary's Springs

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Colby vs St. Mary's Springs

After a decade long wait, the Colby Hornets are state champions again.

After a decade long wait, the Colby Hornets are state champions again.

On Thursday in the Division 6 state championship game the Hornets dominated the defending champions from 2019, the St. Mary's Spring Ledgers in a 22-7 to win their first state title in football since 2011.

Colby started fast with a huge kick return by Caden Healy setting them up at Saint Mary's Springs 35 yard line.

The drive was paid off just a few plays later with a Brent Jeske touchdown 4-yard touchdown run, that would just the start of a huge day for the first team all-state senior.

On the Hornets second drive Jeske plunged straight up the middle from a yard out for his second touchdown of the afternoon, his third would come on defense.

Early in the second quarter after a big Ledgers run, they coughed up the ball which Jeske picked up for a 63-yard scoop and score to put the Hornets up 20-0 after a blocked extra point.

The defending champions would score on a 53-yard run with about 4 minutes left in the first half, but that was the only time they would find the endzone.

The scoring would go quiet until the fourth quarter when Andrew Jeske came screaming around the backside of the St. Mary's offensive line to sack the quarterback in the endzone for a safety.

From there the Hornets fended off several deep shot by the Ledgers to get the ball back and secure their first state title in 10 years.

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