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Northern Lebanon is a small AAA high school in the rural village of Fredericksburg in Lebanon county, Pennsylvania, built along Route 22. An out-of-the-way school surrounded on three sides by cornfields, and surrounded on all four sides until only about 10 years ago.

Northern Lebanon, or "NL", is your typical high school. School dances and football games are all the rage. There was nothing better than a weekend with a game on Friday and a dance on Saturday. Football games and getting into trouble, that's high school.

Unfortunately for this school, the football team had a history of, let's say, sub-par seasons. Over the past eight years, the school had a record of 20 wins, and 60 losses, meaning the school had lost 75 percent off its games played since 1999.

2006 had not been much better for the Vikings of Northern Lebanon after fielding a 4-6 team for the second consecutive year, a decent year by NL standards. The team had shown life with a 4-3 record after seven weeks before losing the last three games of the season.

But 2007 was going to be different.

This team had an entire town excited for football. High school fans from all around knew tha...

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