'We came here to leave a mark'; Top ranked NDSCS earn a championship opportunity

Wildcats looking to win first title in school history. Plus, Class A basketball tips off and Barnesville wins first football title.

NDSCS Wildcats practice ahead of national championship matchup
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Wahpeton—The NDSCS Wildcats finished the season 9-1 off the strength of their top ranked defense, which held opponents to less than 200 total yards per game, and a high powered offense which leads the nation in touchdown passes. While it seems like an overnight success story the foundation was laid years ago. "For two and a half years, we've been working on putting the work in the weight room at 6am every day... said redshirt freshman defensive back Cyrinus George, like it really means a lot to be with these guys."

NDSCS is looking to win its first national title ever, and most of the players have never played for a championship at any level. "It means a lot to us to the program..." Sophomore offensive lineman Ethan Lyons said, "everyone around NDSCS and the wildcats and most people just haven't ever played in a big game like this and it's just gonna be really nice."

Most players in the JUCO division are focused on getting in and getting out, but this group has a clearer goal in mind, wide receiver Marselio Mendez said "We didn't come here for no reason... We came in and came here to leave a mark, so people what we can do, and we'll finish off the season right and our JUCO stories right and finish off with the national championship."

The Wildcats will play Dupage Saturday, December 2nd in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

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