- PIUS X-STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS!!!!!!!
In what was considered by most as the true state championship out all six classes, the Class B showdown featured the best from the east in Pius X and the best from the west in McCook. While the game was more defense oriented, Pius X prevailed over the two-time defending state champions from McCook by the final of 14-9. A 49-yard touchdown pass from Ross Bosn to Michael Millard in the final 11 seconds of the game gave the Bolts the victory and started a mass celebration with Pius students and fans in the East Stadium at Memorial Stadium.
Pius finished with 311 total yards compared to 215 from McCook and had total time of possession of 23:15 to 24:39 for the Bison. Millard score both touchdowns for the Bolts, who finished the year undefeated at 13-0 and capturing their first state championship since 1998. Pius running back Dan Bargen finished with 107 yards on 27 carries. Pius has now won six state championships in the playoff system, including the first year of the playoffs in 1975.