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Tomorrow the Loyola Sacred Heart Rams will take on Baker in the class B state title game, and heading into the season, many people didn't expect them to be there, after losing their two star players to graduation just a year ago.

While there were certainly doubts heading into the season, they weren't from within the team, and getting to the championship game is just the start.

"We're happy to be there, but we're not satisfied yet.  You always want to win.  It's nice to be there, but we want to take that one step further," says LSH head coach Dan Weber.

It hasn't been smooth sailing for the Rams, while they haven't lost all season, they did see Overtime and then a narrow one point victory in their first two playoff games.

"It just opened up our eyes, I think having such a long winning streak we kind of got cocky, and thought we were unbeatable.  But those first two rounds, it showed we were beatable, we squeaked them out with wins, but it made us work harder, focus better, and have productive practices every day," says LSH senior receiver Pat Kosena.

Last year, the Rams had the benefit of home-field advantage for their first three games in the playoffs, this year, they've been on the road a lot, and bus over nine hours to play Baker on Saturday.

"Does it have an effect?  Definitely, it's always better to play at home, when you get into playoffs.  You just have to get into the mindset that you're going to go do what you have to do," says Weber.

While they already have a state title to their name, this year's senior class is as motivated as ever to bring home a second.

"It would mean the world.  We won the first one last year, and I guess having the chance to repeat and put another banner in the gym is one of the better feelings you can have," says LSH senior punter/receiver Eric Williams.

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