LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - The wait is over for DeAngelo Carter, and the rest of the 2018 Lee County football team.
“That’s been my dream since day one to get a high school championship ring," said Carter who is taking his talents north to the University of Minnesota next year.
Over the past two seasons Lee County has won 29 games, two region championships and most importantly 2 GHSA State titles.
The latter off which was celebrated Monday night.
Everyone from team managers and cheerleaders to coaches and players were iced out with 2018 state championship rings.
This is the second straight year the football banquet was taken over by a ring ceremony.
The Trojans had no game closer than 14 points on its 15-0 state championship run.
They were the wire-to-wire Number 1 team in the state in Class 6A.
And for the seniors, they get to ride off into the sunset as the top dogs in Georgia.
“I couldn’t imagine it, but we’ve all been working hard since freshman year and all of the hard work paid off," said Griffin Carder who will play on the offensive line for Georgia Southern this fall.
“This is just a culmination of all their hard work and the biggest thing is the rest of their lives they can take this with them that hey if you work hard enough with a bunch of your teammates anything can be possible," said Lee County football coach Dean Fabrizio.
The last team to 3-peat in Class 6A was Parkview back in 2002.
Lee County will look to match them in 2019.