On the 7th anniversary of Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, Newtown High School wins Connecticut High School Football State Championship

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As Al Michaels once asked, “do you believe in miracles?”

Saturday night, on the seventh anniversary of the horrible shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, the community’s high school captured its first state high school football championship since 1992 on the last play of the game, in what can only be described as an awesome feel-good story ending.

Watch how Newtown beat Darien 13-7 for the Class LL state title.

The win caps a perfect 13-0 season for Newtown. The Nighthawks entered the state championship game ranked No. 4 in the High School Football America Connecticut Top 10, while Darien was No. 3.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.