Monday, January 23, 2012

Football State Champions 1999

Rich Hill Mining Review December 2 1999
It was a dream that stared in the hot August sun for a small group of Rich Hill High School football players and their three coaches.
That dream became reality at 2;08 P.M. Friday, November 26,1999.
The 1999 Rich hill Football Tigers had just won the Missouri Class 1A state title.They had won the 1999 Show Me Bowl, the 32nd MSHSAA Football Champion.And the title trophy was headed their way.
That dream stared on the practice field near Rich Hill High School with nobady watching but those three coaches.
Now,Clear across the state at the Trans World Dome in St. Louis,in front of a huge crowd of family,friends and fans, the 1A Champion title was theirs.
It had been a wild and wonderful ride that took in 14 straight Rich Hill victories,two,in crucial games by a slim one point margin.
As it should be, the championship game was a thriller with Rich Hill coming from behind to beat the Santa Fe Chiefs 15-7.
Thanksgiving plans were altered for many Rich Hillians, that turkey left in the freezer for a future dinner date.By bus and by car a growing crowed of fans made their way to St. Louis.And,in the end,they found a few more things to be thankful for.The Championship title for sure.A group of dedicated,hard working achieving young people even more so.And for certain memories to last a lifetime.

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