JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- It was the perfect end to a perfect season. 31-0 and a class 4A State Championship for the Lady Trojans of Ribault.
"It's an amazing feeling. It feels awesome. We've been talking about it, praying about it all year, and to finally have one is a good feeling," senior Sherranda Reddick said.
Ribault beat Coral Springs Charter 65-47 -- giving the girls' program its 9th title. That's a record in Florida for most championships by one school. The winners got back late last night, and today, we caught up with them and Coach Shelia Seymore-Pennick.
Everyone-- from students to staff to people in the community have been sharing their congrats.
"Lots of text messages, Instagram, Facebook," Seymore-Pennick said.
"It's a really good feeling, especially for this graduating class of 2013," Principal Ed Robinson said.
Ribault isn't just dominating on the court. For the first time ever, it recently got an "A' academic ranking. It's a partnership the Lady Trojans believe couldn't be sweeter.
"The kids and I talked about after we were an "A" school, how we really wanted an "A" basketball team and our definition of an "A" is a state championship," Seymore-Pennick said.
The quest for the next state championship starts right away. Nine girls will be returning to the squad next year.
The School Board plans to honor the team at a meeting in March.