Bixby celebrates record-breaking victory, wins seventh state football championship
BIXBY, Okla. – The Bixby high school football team won its seventh consecutive state football championship on Thursday night in eight years. That victory came with a new state record for the Spartans.
“I don’t think it will ever get old knowing that, oh my gosh, we just won the state championship,” said Ella Fryer, senior at Bixby.
Thursday night’s 63-14 victory over Deer Creek is the Spartans’ fourth straight state championship. It was a night that seniors like Fryer and Jolie Kirk will not forget.
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“We all immediately rushed over there,” Kirk said. “I started to cry actually, just tears of joy. I was so excited.
Winning state championships isn’t new for Bixby head coach Loren Montgomery, but he continued his tradition after the game by standing for the morning paper. And then he placed it and the last trophy with the others for a photo op.
“Well, it’s a little surreal, but I tell you what, it’s nice,” Montgomery said.
Bixby broke a record by winning its state championship. This is their 49th consecutive victory, the state’s highest. Their last loss was their first game of the season in 2018.
“I couldn’t be more proud of our team and their ability to stay focused on one game at a time,” said Rob Miller, Superintendent of Bixby Public Schools. “They never really focused on achieving that winning streak but they knew if they kept winning at the rate they would eventually get there and they did.
49 is a lucky number for the Spartans. Their 49-point victory on Thursday equaled the biggest margin of victory in a 6A state title game. Coach Montgomery said their success is a team effort.
“I think our strength and conditioning program is one of our biggest competitive advantages and our continuity within our program,” said Montgomery. “Our coaching staff. Our children, the administration, the community who, as I mentioned, have contributed to the success of this program.
From the band and cheerleaders and dance team to students and fans, the community proudly supports the Spartans to the top.
“Whether we go to Mansfield, Texas to play or central Oklahoma or certainly our games here, they are so united, they are loud, they have fun but all at the same time just super respectful and a great group, ”Montgomery said.
“You create memories that will last a lifetime and the experiences are so unforgettable,” Fryer said.
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