Marcos 8-man football win school's first state championship

MONMOUTH, Ill. (WIFR) Polo rolled over Milford-Cissna Park 50-26 to capture the 8-Man State Championship Friday night in Monmouth, IL.

It's the school's first state title in any sport.

Senior running back Jace Coffey was named player of the game with 245 yards and three touchdowns.

Head coach Jeff Bumsted retired following the victory after more than 30 years of coaching.

"The fact that we could do this for Polo, the community and Coach Bumsted, God, this is amazing," said Coffey. "I want to give him so much more than this, but I think he's happy with this. God, I love him so much, he did such a great job, he deserves every last bit of this, all of the credit and this is all for him."

"It's huge for me," said Bumsted. "Winning a state championship is great, but winning it on your last year when you know you're going out, there's a lot of coaches that never win a state title. I'm just fortunate that I got to do that."