CEDAR FALLS, IOWA (KCAU) – Riding an impressive two-year turnaround that’s led them back to Cedar Falls, #8 Bishop Heelan football entered the UNI Dome on Friday afternoon with a chance at the program’s first Class 3A State championship since 2013.

#3 Williamsburg however delivered the biggest punches of the day as the Crusader fell to the Raiders 20-0 in the title game.

“I couldn’t be more proud of a set of guys in my whole life. What they’ve done, the resiliency and character they showed, it’s just unbelievable,” Bishop Heelan head coach Jon LaFleur said.

“I think we did a great job of getting Heelan back to winning. We’ve got great guys coming back next year, years following. So I think this was a great team to turn the tide and get Heelan back to a winning team,” Bishop Heelan senior quarterback/defensive back Quinn Olson said.

The 4-seed Crusaders end their incredible year as the Class 3A State runner up at 11-2 overall.