Aberdeen had one eye on the rearview mirror for much of the 2011-2012 season.
The Eagles won the Class 3A state championship Saturday by defeating River Hill, redeeming a loss in the 2010-2011 title game that drove them throughout the entire season.
With the motivation of avoiding repeat disappointment, Aberdeen went 27-1.
Patch was at the championship and the post-game press conference. Check out the video with this post for comments from senior Lakeia Hayden and coach Stacey Liles.
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