30 years of Shiloh Christian Football – Decade 2 1999-2008 d decade of Shiloh Christian football an with another state championship season in 1999. During the playoffs, the Saints were in a game referred to as, “The Night the Lights Went out in Junction City.” That night, the team pulled off the reatest comeback in playoff history s Junction City led 24-0 before the s came back to win 70-64. They ted Carlisle 74-35 in the 99’ championship game, led by wide receiver Cole McNair, who earned MVP honors, and quarterback Rhett Lashlee, who later set a national record by throwing 171 touchdown passes in his career. The next year, on December 9, 2000, Coach Malzahn and the Saints were playing for a third straight Class 2A State Championship at War Memorial Stadium. The 2001 season produced another state championship for the Saints and Coach Chris Wood, The Saints were on a 44-game unbeaten streak taking advantage of their high-octane no-huddle spread offense. For the first time, Shiloh Christian faced a 2A defense that was actually able to match the speed of the game, as well as defend against their passing attack versus the Rison Wildcats. The Saints lost in overtime completing a 13-1-1 season. A tradition was established that year, and the fathers of the Saints began to form a tunnel for the team to run through before each game. The fathers encouraging their sons as they took the field became a powerful display that strengthened the team. 14 SHILOH FOOTBALL

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