CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - The Covenant School won a state title in football for the first time in program history on Saturday, as the Eagles defeated St. Anne's-Belfield 76-41 in the Virginia Independent Schools Football League state championship game.

Schools play 'Eight Man' football in the VISFL, which is in its first season of competition.

Covenant went 10-0 this season, and won by an average score of 54-9.

Senior quarterback Luke Sorensen says, "If we lost the last one, then that's all people were going to remember, not what we did beforehand.  It meant a lot, coming out, and finishing off, and just doing what we normally do.  It's great to be a part of something in your school's history, like this.  It's something that I've always wanted to do, and to be a part of a state championship team, now I can say that, so I'm happy."

Senior running back Rick Weaver adds, "This is a dream come true.  I've always wanted one for football.  I've had one for wrestling.  I just wanted to challenge myself, and get one for football.  It's amazing.  I really don't know how to say it.  It's just something that I've always wanted, and my team has always wanted.  I'm just proud to be a part of it with them."

The Eagles led the Saints 38-28 at halftime at Albemarle High School, and they outscored STAB 32-6 in the 3rd quarter to put the game out of reach.

Sorensen had four touchdown passes and rushed for one score, while Weaver had two TD's.