School for The Deaf's Championship Season

Two weeks ago we brought you the story of the Tennessee School for the Deaf Vikings’ eight-man football team and their cheerleaders. The team had played one of their best seasons in recent history, going 9-1, but with no national playoffs, the season ended in late October.

At the time, cheer coach Ginger Henderson told us it was possible, but unlikely, that the Vikings could be voted the Deaf National Champions by the sportswriters for deaf newspapers. This week, we found out that the unlikely has happened. As the News Sentinel reported, “TSD, which has an enrollment of 65, last won a national title in 1973.”

We send our heartiest congratulations out to Coach Dick Henley, Henderson, and everyone at TSD.

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