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CovCath celebrates 5A state championship

There's a new piece of hardware in the trophy case at Covington Catholic High School, the 5A state championship football trophy (WKRC)

FT. WRIGHT, Ky. (WKRC) - There's a new piece of hardware in the trophy case at Covington Catholic High School, the 5A state championship football trophy.

CovCath won the title last night in Lexington and honored the team, coaches and players' parents back at the school this afternoon.

The Colonels defeated Madison Southern 49-13, topping off an undefeated, 15-0 season.

The championship trophy was on hand at the school celebration and a championship attitude as well... humble, excited, proud.

"When you have kids who buy in and give you maximum effort, it's not surprising," CovCath coach Eddie Eviston said.

Maybe not surprising now, but just three years ago CovCath football was not so good.

"Coming in my freshman year, I didn't know if I was going to keep playing my sophomore year," said standout quarterback AJ Mayer, a Miami (OH) commit.

But then, Coach Eddie Eviston was hired.

"Right when I knew Coach Eviston would be coach, I knew something big was going to happen," said Mayer. "State championship was such a dream for me."

A dream which may have started long before.

"Some of the seniors have been playing sports together since they were 4-years-old," said Amy Mayer, AJ's mom. "These kids are like brothers."

And to commemorate this momentous occasion they already have in stock at the spirit store sweatshirts, t-shirts, hoodies and more state championship memorabilia to come.

But something else is free... the memories.

Not only was CovCath undefeated but the first string defense only gave up five touchdowns all year.

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