FINAL SCORE: Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 38, Maroa-Forsyth 32
The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football program made history (Friday) in Dekalb.
The Falcons staged a second half rally to earn a 38-32 victory against Maroa-Forsyth in the Class 2A state championship game at Huskie Stadium. It was the football program's first-ever state championship.
GCMS finishes 14-0 on the season, capping a final drive against the Trojans (12-2). GCMS scored the winning touchdown with just over a minute left to play.
Trailing 32-30, the Falcons offense wen t the length of the field with a little more than six minutes left. Bryce Barnes made an acrobatic 23-yard touchdown catch off a pass from quarterback Nathan Garard with 1:o8 to go on the clock.
The Falcons' defense did it own more time, stopping Maroa-Forsyth in its own territory to seal the championship win.