STRASBURG — Nothing could touch Limon's perfect season -- not even the back-to-back defending state champions.
The Badgers finished off their undefeated season (13-0) on Saturday by capturing the Class 1A football title and spoiled Strasburg's hopes of a three-peat with a 13-7 victory.
Although it is Limon's first championship since 2005, it's also the 18th in program history, the most of any school in Colorado.
"This never gets old," Limon coach Mike O'Dwyer said. "It's been a long time coming for us ... To get back here is very, very difficult. I'm just incredibly proud of our kids today."
Strasburg put points on the board first in Saturday's game on a 5-yard touchdown run from Trystan Graf. However, the Indians would be held scoreless for the rest of the game.
After halftime, Limon tied the game 7-7 when running back Kory Tacha punched in a short touchdown run from the goal line. Tacha would come through again in the fourth quarter to give the Badgers the lead, which led to their victory.
"We've been through a lot this season, our team, and it felt like we really came together," Tacha said. "Right now, I don't have any words. It's just awesome. It's an amazing feeling."
Strasburg finishes runner-up with an 11-2 overall record.
"They (Strasburg) brought it today, but so did we and we pulled it off," senior Javier Zamora said. "We're gonna go home, our community is so proud of us. I'm proud of my team. I love each and every one of them."