The #1 team in the country was recognized by the school at a ceremony on campus Monday afternoon. The football team also presented the state championship trophy to principal Larry Manguno.
Curtis defeated Evangel in the 2a championship game to win its 25th state football crown.
Head coach J.T. Curtis said that a pair of big wins over a Florida team and in the state title game, helped boost Curtis’ national ranking.
“The Plant victory and then our victory in the Superdome in the championship game against a very good Evangel team,”said Curtis. ” And, like anything else, some things have to break your way.”
DeSoto, Texas was considered a contender for the national title. But, DeSoto was defeated in the Texas state playoffs.
Curtis outscored opponents 677 to 60 in 14 games. The school celebrated its 13th perfect season.
John Curtis has played for the state championship every season since 1996.