It was a comeback to remember.
After being down 28-7 at half-time, the Fort Saskatchewan High School football team topped the M.E. LaZerte Voyageurs 39-28, winning the Gilfillan Championship.
After giving up touchdowns on the Voyageurs' first three drives, nothing seemed to being going right.
"The big thing is we weren't playing the defense we usually play. I think they were just trying to play a little above themselves," said head coach Tyler Hussey.
Whatever was said in the locker room at half got through to the team.
"(During half-time) our guys were holding their heads down. We talked about how we beat these guys before, that we have one of the best offenses in our league and we decided we weren't going to end our season on that note," said quarterback Brennan Hamel, who completed 10 of 18 passes.
In the second half, the Sting were back to their usual selves keeping the Voyageurs off the board completely.
Parker Cullum got the nod from his coaches as player of the game with 25 carries for 265 yards. He also had a touchdown saving interception with less than 10 minutes to go.
"It's a little hard to put my thoughts together, but I'm overall happy and super proud of the team. It's a big moment for me for sure, especially in front of the crowd at Commonwealth," said Cullum.
All of the Sting's offensive stars chipped in for the win.
Cullum ran in the first touchdown. Donavin Vibbert, Chase Pouliot and Avery Lacusta all scored off passes from Hamel, who snuck the ball in for the fifth to secure the win.
Fort High racked up 515 yards of offense, while M.E. LaZerte had 418.
The win was the cherry on top for the Sting who were undefeated and had no points scored against them until the final. 
Fort High's last championship was in 2013.
2017 11 08 sting2Parker Cullum runs the ball for the Sting.

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