West Seneca, N.Y. (WKBW) - For the first time ever, West Seneca West is a championship football team.
Bryan Ball says the feeling is incredible.
"A lot of people doubted us at the beginning of the year and the season," Ball said. "We just had to put in the work to make it happen."
The junior running back and safety was a big part of the Indians' success.
While many talked about quarterback Matt Myers and the passing and receiving game, Ball found his own success on the ground.
"I just had to do what I do best and just run fast and avoid them," he added.
In the Class A title game, Ball scored the team's first touchdown to tie things up at 7-7 and later came up huge on defense, forcing a fumble with just five minutes to play and helping the Indians secure the win.
He was later given the sportsmanship award, something he was honored to receive.
"I feel like I did a good job during the game just respecting the other team and I knew what was at stake and I knew how it would feel for both of us." he said. "I didn't really want to rub it in because I knew how it would feel if we were on the other end."
The Indians will be graduating a lot of players so next year's team will look a little different.
As a junior this year, Ball will transition into a senior leadership role and help the Indians continue their success on and off the field.
"I'm just gonna try and do my best and try to do it as Matt Myers did it," said Ball. "He (Matt) was good at what he did and he was a very good leader."