Photo Gallery: St. Francis High takes state 5A title

 
Updated 11/29/2008 3:41 PM
St. Francis' 28 Mark Kachmer stiff arms Metamora's 49 Charlie Heinzmann as he picks up yards on a run.
  St. Francis' 28 Mark Kachmer stiff arms Metamora's 49 Charlie Heinzmann as he picks up yards on a run.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Stan Bobowski lets out a hoot after the victory.
  St. Francis' Stan Bobowski lets out a hoot after the victory.
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St. Francis' Jack Spangler, No. 10, David Sufraanski, No. 37 Nick Loizzo and Russell Kalfas celebrate the championship.
  St. Francis' Jack Spangler, No. 10, David Sufraanski, No. 37 Nick Loizzo and Russell Kalfas celebrate the championship.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Kevin Fassnacht, No. 23 recovers a punt touched by Metamora's Josh Kennedy for a turnover in the 3rd quarter.
  St. Francis' Kevin Fassnacht, No. 23 recovers a punt touched by Metamora's Josh Kennedy for a turnover in the 3rd quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' players reach out to get a hand on the 5A trophy.
  St. Francis' players reach out to get a hand on the 5A trophy.
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St. Francis' Mark Kachmer dives into the endzone for a TD in the 2nd quarter.
  St. Francis' Mark Kachmer dives into the endzone for a TD in the 2nd quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St Francis' fans cheer as the team gets the state champions trophy.
  St Francis' fans cheer as the team gets the state champions trophy.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
Mark Kachmer holds up the 5A champions trophy.
  Mark Kachmer holds up the 5A champions trophy.
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St. Francis' quarterback Jeff Reckards throws a pass in 3rd quarter action.
  St. Francis' quarterback Jeff Reckards throws a pass in 3rd quarter action.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
Fans of Kicker Matthew Krese show their support.
  Fans of Kicker Matthew Krese show their support.
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Ryan Ferguson leads the spartans onto the field at the start of the game.
  Ryan Ferguson leads the spartans onto the field at the start of the game.
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St. Francis' Stan Bobowski runs on the field as time runs out during the win.
  St. Francis' Stan Bobowski runs on the field as time runs out during the win.
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Brett Robinson, left, gets a belly bump from (R) Joe Pfeiffer after Robinson scored a touchdown on a pass catch in the 3rd quarter.
  Brett Robinson, left, gets a belly bump from (R) Joe Pfeiffer after Robinson scored a touchdown on a pass catch in the 3rd quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' defense celebrates after a 4th down stop in the 4th quarter.
  St. Francis' defense celebrates after a 4th down stop in the 4th quarter.
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St. Francis' Ryan O'Donnell holds the 5A trophy.
  St. Francis' Ryan O'Donnell holds the 5A trophy.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
The Spartan cheers on the sidelines St. Francis vs Metamora 5A football championship game.
  The Spartan cheers on the sidelines St. Francis vs Metamora 5A football championship game.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
Jason Lombardi has some fun as he holds the 5A trophy.
  Jason Lombardi has some fun as he holds the 5A trophy.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Jason Lommbardi celebrates the win.
  St. Francis' Jason Lommbardi celebrates the win.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Jeff Reckards runs as Metamora Charlie Heinzmann knocks him out of bounds in 4th quarter action.
  St. Francis' Jeff Reckards runs as Metamora Charlie Heinzmann knocks him out of bounds in 4th quarter action.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' quarterback Jeff Reckards talks with head coach Greg Purnell as he send in a play.
  St. Francis' quarterback Jeff Reckards talks with head coach Greg Purnell as he send in a play.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' 23 Kevin Fassnacht recovers a punt touched by Metamora's Josh Kennedy for a turnover in the 3rd quarter.
  St. Francis' 23 Kevin Fassnacht recovers a punt touched by Metamora's Josh Kennedy for a turnover in the 3rd quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St Francis' fans cheer.
  St Francis' fans cheer.
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St. Francis' Brett Robinson pulls in a pass and runs for a TD in the 3rd quarter.
  St. Francis' Brett Robinson pulls in a pass and runs for a TD in the 3rd quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Mark Kachmer, No. 28 after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter Nate Olver, No. 54 is behind him.
  St. Francis' Mark Kachmer, No. 28 after scoring a touchdown in the first quarter Nate Olver, No. 54 is behind him.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
ED LEE/elee@dailyherald.com St Francis' fans cheer as the team gets the state champions trophy.
ED LEE/elee@dailyherald.com St Francis' fans cheer as the team gets the state champions trophy.
Jason Lombardi has some fun as he holds the 5A trophy.
  Jason Lombardi has some fun as he holds the 5A trophy.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Joe Pfeiffer, No. 88, recovers a fumble in the 4th quarter.
  St. Francis' Joe Pfeiffer, No. 88, recovers a fumble in the 4th quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Tony Vargyas, left, greets (R) Stan Bobowski in the endzon after Bobowski scored a touchdown in the 4th quarter.
  St. Francis' Tony Vargyas, left, greets (R) Stan Bobowski in the endzon after Bobowski scored a touchdown in the 4th quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
St. Francis' Joe Pfeiffer, No. 88, recovers a fumble in the 4th quarter.
  St. Francis' Joe Pfeiffer, No. 88, recovers a fumble in the 4th quarter.
Ed Lee | Staff Photographer
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