T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA won the AAA state championship football game in 1971. They beat Andrew Lewis High School with a score of 27-0. The dramatic game against Marshall occurred in the regular season.
The Titans end up winning, but Yoast is told afterwards that he will not be inducted into the Hall of Fame. All-American player Gerry is paralyzed from the waist down in an automobile accident while celebrating after the game. Although Gerry is no longer able to play, the team goes on to win the championship.