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Lincoln-Way East takes the field for the Class 8A state championship game Saturday, Nov. 30, at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb. The Griffins capped a perfect season with a 12-0 win over Warren. Julie McMann/22nd Century Media
Steve Millar, Sports Editor
11:48 pm CST December 1, 2019

The Lincoln-Way East Griffins are your Class 8A football state champions.

Those are words many would have expected to read on the pages of this paper around this time last year, when East seemed destined to win the championship with what through 12 weeks had been one of the most dominant teams in state history.

But it was clear that the Griffins’ 24-16 loss to Loyola in last year’s semifinals not only drove this year’s team all season long, it also made this season’s 14-0 run even sweeter.