The Henning Hornets captured the Class 1A state championship in their 67-42 win over North Woods on Saturday.
Henning, who went 30-1 this season, were playing for more than just the school and community. They were also playing for teammate Jacob Quam, who was tragically killed in a car crash two years ago.
Quam would've been a senior this year and the Hornets dedicated their season to him, honoring his legacy by bringing his No. 33 jersey to games.
Angela Quam, Jacob's mother, told the Forum News she hadn't opened the door to his bedroom other washing his sheets and blankets.
Before the team's section championship game, she opened the door and said, "Jacob, you gotta come out and play today."
His mom said Jacob had always wanted orange jerseys for the team. So after her passed away, she had them made.
Henning got off to a hot start and led 36-17 heading into halftime and never looked back. Senior Sam Fisher led the team in scoring with 22 points in the win.
The Hornets win is the schools first ever state title for any sport.