ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- They've been playing football for 100 years at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, and it has been 34 years since their last Deaf National Championship.
Second year head coach Eric LeFors led his team to a one loss 2013 campaign, which included wins against both hearing teams as well as deaf teams from across the country.
They finished the year 9-1, winning their final game against the defending deaf champions, California School for the Deaf and Blind.
"The last game was really the icing on the cake," LeFors said.
He is also deaf, and played college football at Gallaudet.
Last season he led the team to their first winning record in years, and said he knew he had something to build on for this year.
"After the first game I saw how the players played and their hearts, their commitment, we knew we could do more," he said.