At 2:00 the team marched in two abreast with the front two bearing the very large state championship trophy. They circled the gym and then assembled at the north end of the gymnasium. The eleven seniors on the team were seated on the right, the coaches were on the left, and the freshmen, sophomore, and junior members of the team stood in the back. Below High School Principal Bill Zimmer is giving a short speech.
Other football teams from northwestern Indiana did not fare as well at Lucas Stadium. Pioneer, Andrean, New Prairie, and LaPorte all lost their games. Rensselaer was one of three teams in the state to finish undefeated.
(According to this page that is linked by the ihsaa.org site, Rensselaer has the 15th best football team in Indiana and is ranked 573 nationally. For a school the size of Rensselaer, that is really, really good.)