One month ago today Appalachian won the state’s first NCAA national football title (take that, UNC!).
Saturday they celebrated the national title with a massive autograph session by the players and coaches. They also had the trophy on display for photos. I took Gabrielle with me to the party and had a friend snap our photo with the I-AA trophy:
One of the MVPs of the team – THE MVP in my opinion – is Jason Hunter, a senior defensive end from Fayetteville. In the title game, with Appalachian trailing, the pride of E.E. Smith and Massey Hill Classical School picked up a fumble forced by Jack Britt grad Marques Murrell and ran it in for the go-ahead touchdown. Mountaineers win, 21-16.
I asked Jason if he’d sign Gabby’s shirt. He did! I think she likes it!