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1969 region champs pass the torch

Eight members return to celebrate

Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012 12:00 am

MONROE — When the Purple Hurricanes of Monroe Area High School clinched the Region 8-AAAA championship recently with a 35-14 win over Chestatee, the feelings of joy and vindication throughout the Monroe community were almost tangible.

But the 2012 region title was not the first time Monroe Area brought home the trophy and the high school paid homage to previous champs Thursday as members of the 1969 region championship team were honored at a pep rally.

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