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Throwback Thursday: Saints Win Historic State Title

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (FORT WAYNE’S NBC) – The summer is here and high school sports take a little break before the start of the fall season. During this time, Fort Wayne’s NBC brings out the best moments of 2018-19.

Our first “Throwback Thursday” story stems from success on the football field.

In the Class 4A state championship game, Bishop Dwenger’s running back, T.J. Tippmann hit the pylon in the fourth overtime to give the Saints a 16-10 win over Evansville Central.

“That was the greatest feeling ever, I’m just at a loss for words, I can’t even describe it,” T.J. Tippmann said.

The victory gives the Saints their fifth title in school history, while Jason Garrett became only the third first-year head coach to win a state championship.

“Sorry someone had to lose that one. I’m just so proud of our guys, our coaching staff, our community,” Garrett said.

“Ever since like sixth grade, I pretty much planned I wanted to go to state when I was a senior,” Joe Tippmann said. “We were coming together for a specific purpose and that purpose was to win the game.”

The game broke an IHSAA record for the State Finals, marking the first game in 45 years to be decided after two overtimes.

If you want to relive the full highlights and reaction of the game, click here.


Megan Salle

Megan Salle is the Sports Reporter and Weekend Sports Anchor for Fort Wayne’s NBC.

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