Pleasanton football falls in first state title game

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Pleasanton football fell to top-seed Humphrey St. Francis in the Class D-2 championship game, 70-16.

It was the fifth state title in school history for the Flyers, while the Bulldogs had never even made the semifinals before this season. Head Coach Ricci Westland's squad entered the playoffs as the seventh-seed in D-2 and were able to make it all the way to Memorial Stadium.

"To see the boys, you know, last year was 2-6. And to turn things around like they did, it came from them," Westland said. "They wanted to find ways to get better, they brought it on themselves in the weight room, they put in extra effort, and also dream big. If you can dream from 2-6 last year to making it down to Memorial Stadium, you can dream and do anything. That's what I want those boys to remember that they have the ability to do."

Pleasanton ended the season with a record of 10-3.