One year later, the Riverside Chargers exacted some revenge for their 2018 state championship game loss to Falls City Sacred Heart.
Unfortunately, Saturday’s win over the Irish was in the Class D2 third place game, not the title tilt.
Many fans around the state expected the 2019 D2 title to again come down to a clash between #1 Sacred Heart and #2 Riverside. But, with Osmond handing the Chargers their first loss of the season in Friday’s semifinals and Johnson-Brock knocking off the defending champs, the rematch was at Lincoln Southeast High School, not Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Despite the inevitable disappointment, Riverside Coach Joe Imus said the semifinal defeat should not steal the luster of a 24-1 season and the school’s third third-place finish in five seasons.
“Overall, I cannot be more proud of our players. We have a great group of kids, who are a blast to work with,” Imus praised. “As a coach, there is no bigger compliment you can give a player than telling them they ‘get it,’ and our players ‘get it.’ We finished the season 24-1 and were the last team in the state to receive a loss.
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