It may have been a cold and gloomy Saturday at Western Kentucky University’s Houchens Industries/LT Smith Stadium, but the two offenses playing in the Class 2-A 2013 Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl Championship were hot.
But DeSales was just a bit hotter and brought home its first football state championship by defeating Newport Central Catholic 34-26.
DeSales (13-1) outscored the Thoroughbreds 27-6 in the second and third quarters to pull away.
The Colts played in the state championship game in 1981 and 2009 but came away empty-handed. This time the Thoroughbreds went home disappointed after the Louisville team foiled its bid to win a second consecutive state title.
Second-year head coach Harold Davis played on the 1981 DeSales team that f