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1985 Sac 8 Champs2

Thirty years after they claimed the first outright conference championship in Mars Hill football history, 23 members of the 1985 football team returned to Meares Stadium for a celebration of their feat. The 1985 Lions football team was picked to finish next-to-last in a preseason poll. Instead, the Lions proved that such polls are just predictions and in no way measure the desire and determination of a team. The Lions finished with an 8-3 record, including 6-1 in the SAC-8. Players, coaches, and managers from that historic team were recognized during halftime festivities at the November 7 Lions football game.