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By aiming high, he got the fairy tale ending

10 years later, Blue Pony legend Gary Wagner recalls winning a national championship at Carroll College, and how all his dreams came true


Last updated 12/7/2020 at 11:40am

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Havre native Gary Wagner points to the sky after scoring the only touchdown of the 2010 NAIA national championship game. That night in Rome, Georgia, Wagner quarterbacked the Fighting Saints to their sixth national championship.

You know what they call a storybook ending? Usually those are reserved for just that, books and movies. Usually, they don't exist in real life that often.

That of course, wasn't the case for a quarterback from Havre. And in fact, Gary Wagner didn't just write one storybook ending, he did it twice.

Next week will mark the 10th anniversary of the second of those magical endings for Wagner - the 2010 NAIA national championship in which he led Carroll College to its sixth and last title with a dramatic 10-7 win over No. 1-ranked Sioux Falls.

For Wagner, who also did the same thing five years...

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