We congratulate: The state finalist Collins Titans

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We're proud of Collins High School for making the Class AAAA state football final.

A football team from Shelby County once again is playing for a state championship.

It has been a long time between drinks of water, so to speak, for football teams from Shelby County, but what a great moment this is for Collins High School, in its third year, to be playing venerable Fort Thomas Highlands for a championship on Friday night in Bowling Green.

Whether the Titans prevail is almost immaterial to our pride for their accomplishment. When your team is started from scratch and some talented players are across town at a different high school, just getting there is quite an accomplishment.

We encourage all of Shelby County to unite – Rockets and Titans alike – to support this effort to bring home our first state title in a quarter century. Shelby County High School won in 1987, and that’s the only state football title ever won by a school from Shelby.

That means that Collins is carrying a banner much wider and greater than the typical teal-and-black colors of its teams. It’s carrying the flag for all of us.

We wish the Titans luck, and we wish for all of us to be prideful of this great accomplishment.

Win or lose, we’re with you all the way.