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East Jeff wins first state championship in school history

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New Orleans -- For the first time ever, the East Jefferson High School Warriors win a state championship. East Jeff beat Edna Karr 38 to 28 this afternoon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the Class 4A state title. It's a feat many, including school alumni, never thought they'd see.

Electrifying..... that's one word to describe the energy inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Saturday.

On one side, Edna Karr, a team that has a lot of experience under pressure. A Karr parent says, "Karr has been here several times. Last year is the year that they won after going so many times to it and the kids are accustomed to being here."

Their opponent...East Jefferson...a team that's never made it to a championship game, ever in the school's history. Alumni Pat Bode says, "This game is like the Saints going to the Superbowl. This is something we've been waiting for all these years."

From the beginning of their season, friends and relatives of the Warriors say they saw something special in this team.

Each win brought the team closer and closer to their goal.

Ruth Grayson has children and grand-children who went to East Jeff, but it's now her great-grandson who she's here to cheer on at the state championships! "I never saw them get this far so you know I'm excited, see I'm nervous right now," said Grayson.

The Warriors certainly have a big support system. East Jeff alumni gathered for a pre-party and then made their way to the dome as a group to cheer on their team. Pat Bode says, "We got like from early ‘70s to late ‘80s to right now, to the 2014s, and we're all here to support East Jefferson."

They say this is something they've waited for, for a very long time. And now, the class 4A championship, is theirs!

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