Bishop Carroll playing to win third state title in last six years

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Bishop Carroll is used to practicing on Thanksgiving. It's rare for the Golden Eagles to not be playing this time of the year.

This Saturday they'll play for their third state championship in the last six seasons.

This year's team has been outstanding. Their only loss coming to back-to-back 6A champion Derby.

In last week's Class 5A Sub-State match-up they were able to eliminate previously unbeaten Goddard to punch their ticket to the title game. It's incredible how first year head coach Dusty Trail has been able to take over and maintain this Eagle program's dominant success.

"Definitely I think this team played with a chip on their shoulder, you know, everybody last year they're saying, 'you guys are going down hill, you're losing everyone,' and we played with a chip on our shoulder the whole season and I think that definitely showed and we showed that we are just as good or better and we're going to be going to the state championship," senior quarterback Braden Howell said.

"We want to put ourselves in a position every year to compete for state championships. So I think the program is where it needs to be. Hopefully these young guys are looking on this year and seeing what it takes to compete at this level," Trail added.

Bishop Carroll will battle St. Thomas Aquinas with a scheduled kick-off from Pittsburg at 1 p.m. on Saturday.