WATCH: Newton Eagles celebrate state championship during ring ceremony

WATCH: Newton Eagles celebrate 5th state championship during ring ceremony

NEWTON, TX (KTRE)- The Newton Eagles are claimed their state championship rings outside the Singletary Stadium Thursday at 1 pm.

Hometown fans had the opportunity to see the 2018 State Champion granite monument on display at the football stadium.

Former head coach and athletic director W.T. Johnston, who last month announced he was retiring, was honored during the ceremony.

Johnston made headlines with an inspirational post game speech where he talked about playing with purpose and courage, after he was given just months to live earlier in the year.

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