Middle Eight Conference champs

The White Pine Middle School football team poses for a team photo after winning the Middle Eight Conference football bowl championship Saturday afternoon over regular season champion Maury, 22-6. It’s the first time White Pine has ever won the Middle Eight football title. – DALE GENTRY | THE STANDARD BANNER

MORRISTOWN - White Pine Coach Rodney Morelock held the Middle Eight Conference bowl championship trophy high above his head, as he told his players they had just made history.

Never in their seven years of membership in the Middle Eight – or during a previous stint in the league over three decades ago – had the Cyclones ever won a football championship. In fact, they had never finished higher than fifth.

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