Catholic Memorial wins third straight state title

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WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- The Catholic Memorial juggernaut cannot be stopped. The Crusaders won their third state championship in a row, and fourth out of the last five, in dominant fashion.

Coach Bill Young's squad got off to a dream start with a 21-nothing lead in the first quarter and kept their feet on the gas.

"These kids worked extremely hard all season, got better, but it was our senior class, they were the difference in the season," said Coach Young. "I love these kids, they're terrific."

The Crusaders' defense pitched a shutout in the second half, holding the Panthers to barely more than 200 total yards in the game with an interception to seal the win.

"To go out there and shut them out is huge. Our senior leadership was huge all year," said Charlie Jarvis. 

"To be able to handle that pressure and to be perfect, you know this is the third team in my 44 years as head coach," said Coach Young. "To be 14-0 is special."

One day down, one to go at Camp Randall Stadium.

On Friday, Pewaukee, Homestead and Franklin have their time to shine, playing for state titles.

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