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How sweet it is: Quaker Valley wins first state title in school history

Bobby Cherry
| Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor (8) and Isaiah McNair (1) hoist the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the state final Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor (8) and Isaiah McNair (1) hoist the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the state final Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley senior Oliver Funk hoists the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the state final Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley senior Oliver Funk hoists the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the state final Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley senior Jake Pesicka makes a snow angel after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley senior Jake Pesicka makes a snow angel after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Teammates lift Quaker Valley senior Isaiah McNair into the air, as he hoists the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the state final Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Teammates lift Quaker Valley senior Isaiah McNair into the air, as he hoists the PIAA Class 3A championship trophy after defeating Middletown, 41-24, in the state final Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley's Ricky Guss carries for a first down past Middletown'sGage Radabaugh during the second quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley's Ricky Guss carries for a first down past Middletown'sGage Radabaugh during the second quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor eludes Middletown's Tyreer Mills on a touchdown run during the third quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor eludes Middletown's Tyreer Mills on a touchdown run during the third quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley's Andrew Seymour returns an interception for a touchdown during the second quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Middletown Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley's Andrew Seymour returns an interception for a touchdown during the second quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Middletown Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor eludes Middletown'sDevin Martin on a 34-yard touchdown run during the first quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor eludes Middletown'sDevin Martin on a 34-yard touchdown run during the first quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor scores on a 34-yard run during the first quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Middletown Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.
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Quaker Valley's Jordan Taylor scores on a 34-yard run during the first quarter the PIAA Class 3A state championship game against Middletown Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, at Hersheypark Stadium.

Quaker Valley rolled to its first football state championship in school history on Saturday with a 41-24 win over Middletown at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey.

"Words can't describe" the victory, Quaker Valley head coach Jerry Veshio said in a post-game interview on PCN-TV, which broadcasted the game live. "These kids have been determined to do this since last November. These guys are warriors. They're an unbeatable group. They never give up."

Senior Ricky Guss said he's "thankful" for the win.

"We knew we had the potential to get here," Guss said in a post-game interview on PCN-TV. "We trust each other, we got that bond. We have each other's backs."

Read more about the game .

The team is expected back into the Sewickley/Leetsdale area later tonight. Following the team's WPIAL victory last month and last week's state semi-final win, they received a police escort through Sewickley.

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