Plymouth High ends perfect season with state football championship

Plymouth High School completed an undefeated season yesterday by beating North Duplin High 20-13 in Raleigh to win the state Division 1A football championship. The Vikings won 16 straight games this season, and they beat a very good team to win the title. Plymouth's win over North Duplin snapped that team's 14-game win streak.

The above photo from The News and Observer of Raleigh shows Plymouth lineman Markeith Stratton overcome with joy after his team's win. The N&O reported that Plymouth dominated the game despite the narrow one-touchdown difference in the score. The Vikings had 15 first downs to North Duplin's 8, ran 56 plays from scrimmage compared to North Duplin's 35, and had possession of the ball for almost 32 minutes of the 48-minute game.

Perfect seasons such as this don't come around too often. Congratulations to Plymouth High School Coach Robert Cody and his history-making team.

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