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Cd'A Vikings Football Receives National Recognition

Coeur d'Alene won the 5A State Championship this year, beating Centennial from the Boise area in November (Photo: SWX) Coeur d'Alene won the 5A State Championship this year, beating Centennial from the Boise area in November (Photo: SWX)

by Mike Perry
KHQ Reporter

COEUR D'ALENE--The Coeur d'Alene High School football team is the first of 50 schools to receive national recognition by the MaxPreps Tour of Champions.

At an assembly Wednesday afternoon representatives from MaxPreps presented a trophy to head coach Shawn Amos and the rest of the team for winning the Idaho 5A state title game. The Vikings are also currently ranked 62nd in the nation out of more than 15,000 schools.

The Coeur d'Alene Vikings won their first state championship in 25 years when they defeated the Centennial Patriots 28-7 on November 19th

"Well I think the team's effort was to win a state title and this is kind of the extra stuff that comes along with it," said head coach Shawn Amos. "You don't really think about when you're working, you're striving to win a state title and if you're fortunate enough to do that then you get these extra benefits."

MaxPreps is a California-based company owned by CBS Sports that offers comprehensive high school coverage all around the country. The Tour of Champions recognizes the finest high school football teams in the nation.

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