Fyffe football team reflects on magical season and state championship win

Fyffe football team reflects on magical season and state championship win

FYFFE, AL (WAFF) - One week ago, the Fyffe Red Devils took home the state football championship.

On Friday, some of the players and coaches spoke about the big win.

One player said they were told at the start of the season they could lose as many as four games this year. But they all had one thing in common, they all believed in themselves."

“We were so happy and thrilled. God really blessed us with the season we had,” said Fyffe High School Senior Japeth Long.

Long and the rest of the Fyffe Red Devils are now relishing their victory in the state 2A championship against Luverne one week ago.

For Freshman quarterback quarterback Zach Pyron it’s a dream that came one game at a time.

“It’s kind of like the team came together more and we just started playing together as a whole but we definitely progressed a lot during the season,” said Pyron.

So what made this Red Devil team so special? One coach believes it was their ability to overcome adversity especially when there were injuries.

“Ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, all stepped up when we needed them the most,” said Assistant Football Coach Steve Edge.

The win gives everyone memories for a lifetime. For senior Japeth Long, it’s his second state championship. We asked which one was better?

“This year’s, senior year going out with a bang,” said Long.

For those returning, it's all about getting back to business of going after another state title.

“I think we should be good next year. But you have to work hard this off season and that starts January,” said Pyron.

The school board is expected to honor them with some recognition when they resume again in January.

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