Approximately 100 people attended the Community Celebration honoring the Richland Springs Coyotes 5th State Championship at the Stagecoach Restaurant at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 11th. RSISD Superintendent, Don Fowler, opened the celebration with comments of the accomplishments of the football team. Mayor Pro-tem, Frank Pierce read a Proclamation from the City of Richland Springs, listing the Coyotes accomplishments and proclaiming the month of January, 2012 as Richland Springs Coyote month. Team members received a copy of the Proclamation. San Saba County Judge, Byron Theodosis, congratulated the football team for their accomplishments. County Commissioner, Rickey Lusty read the San Saba County Commissioner’s Court Proclamation listing the Coyotes accomplishments and proclaiming Richland Springs Coyotes Month.Coach Burkhart introduced the teams coaches, staff and gave some interesting statistics. He was delighted that Pearl Cantrell, a great Coyote supporter (she will be a young 104 in March), was able to attend the celebration. But foremost, Coach Burkhart was “blessed to be a Coyote”! Another Coyote supporter, David Leonard, will pay the expenses for the Coyote players at the All Star game. Churches in the community took turns at feeding the referees before the home games and the First Baptist church prepared meals. Coach Michael Brand and wife, Amanda, gave spiritual guidance to the team. Ruben Almaguer and son Ruben Almaguer, Jr. were recognized for attending ALL the games - home and away (many far away). The Voices of the coyotes giving play by play action of ALLthe games - home and away - are great coyote supporters Jason Lewis and John Reed. And The Pen of the Coyotes, Mike Cohn, wrote a very creative column in The San Saba News & Star that everyone looked forward to reading.Barry Fikes introduced each player with special recognition, and Coach Burkhart presented them with a State Championship plaque and a DVD of the game. After the presentation, everyone gave a standing ovation with much clapping and so much pride and smiles that lit up the room and made the large plaque given to the team as State Champions sparkle! Most of the crowd stayed to watch the Richland Springs Coyotes become 6-Man Football State Champions played by video. Mike Cohn, wrote in his column on December 15th part of the pregame speech by Coach Jerry Burkhart to the players. He asked them to ask themselves: HOW DO I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED? Coach Burkhart said “I know in my mind, these young men will be remembered as typical boys, with extraordinary drive and heart, who put forth the necessary work and effort to transform themselves into Superheroes under the lights on Friday Nights!” And they are the Six Man Football State Champs of 2011 - and yes! State Champs for the 5th time! That’s Superheroes.Go Coyotes for #6!