Parade, Rally for Grant High State Champs
(Twin Rivers Unified School District)
The state champion Grant High School football team will be honored with a parade through Sacramento Tuesday. The Pacers won the crown over the weekend by topping a perennial Southern California powerhouse.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
The parade starts at 2pm at Grant High School in the Del Paso Heights neighborhood of Sacramento, and finishes at City Hall for a 3:30pm rally.
Grant Senior cornerback Kevin Rich says he’d never played in a game this big before.
Rich: “It was pretty scary, but we kept our heads up and our confidence and we came out and we did it.”
Not only did the Pacers upset mighty Long Beach Poly – the top-ranked team in the state and second in the nation – they did so practically in Poly’s backyard.
Rich: “We came in as the underdogs, was underestimated, and we came out with the win.”
Grant scored the winning touchdown with just over a minute to play for the 25-20 victory. The Pacers finish the season a perfect 14-0 -- the first high school from Sacramento ever to win a state football championship.