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Put a ring on it

Senior players show off their rings — back row, left to right, Maleek Salter, Jamey Vaughn, Nate Smith, Garrett Nesmith, Garrett Kirk, Trey McGhee and William Lambert; front row, left to right, Tadd Huskey, Brett Gorum, Scott Brantley, John Patrick Sawyer and Gordon Brooks.|Photo by Ditto Gorme, For The Advance

Senior players show off their rings — back row, left to right, Maleek Salter, Jamey Vaughn, Nate Smith, Garrett Nesmith, Garrett Kirk, Trey McGhee and William Lambert; front row, left to right, Tadd Huskey, Brett Gorum, Scott Brantley, John Patrick Sawyer and Gordon Brooks.|Photo by Ditto Gorme, For The Advance

Members of the 2014 Escambia Academy football team received their state championship rings during a banquet held Thursday, March 12, at Wind Creek Casino & Hotel.

State Rep. Alan Baker presented the team with a resolution from the State House of Representatives, commemorating EA’s achievement.

The Cougars won the AISA Class AAA state title by defeating Bessemer Academy 35-28 on Friday, Nov. 21. The 2014 EA team, which finished with a record of 11-1, won the first football championship in the school’s history.