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Falcons honored at State House for championship win

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Photo by Pam Wade.
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NEWPORT –– The North Country Falcons, winners of the 2023 Vermont State Division II Football Championship, were celebrated at the State House on Friday.

Governor Phil Scott and local representatives, including Brian Smith, Woody Page, and Larry Labor, celebrated the team’s victory.

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The North Country Falcons won the 2023 Vermont State Division II Football Championship by defeating the Colchester Lakers 21-14 in November last year at Rutland High School.

The Falcons, who were ranked second, ended a 26-year title drought with their victory thanks to Watson Laffoon’s game-winning touchdown and a crucial fumble recovery by Evan Ballinger in the final seconds of the game.

During their visit, the team, guided by their coaches, toured the State House and took a commemorative photo with Governor Scott and the representatives.

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