And the Lake Oswego football team — six years after its last state championship-game appearance — made the most of its opportunity on Saturday.
The Lakers beat the Irish 34-27 at Hillsboro Stadium to claim the second football crown in school history, and at the same time, avenge their 2012 loss to Sheldon in the title contest.
A big game like that deserves great photos so here's a slidshow of the best images from Saturday's game. Click anywhere to enter the slideshow, then scroll down and click on any image to enter fullscreen.
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