The climb is complete.

Just four years into its existence, Denton Braswell made program history Friday night at Denison’s Munson Stadium, earning a share of the District 7-5A championship by defeating the Yellowjackets 47-18.

It is the first major championship in school history, and a goal everyone around the program believed the Bengals could accomplish.

And that they did.

Entering the season, the Bengals won just five games through their first three years. After handing Red Oak its only loss of the year, in an eye opening win, the Bengals went on to grab an 8-2 record and go 7-1 in district. 

The high-powered offense can shred opponents on the ground or through the air, and the defense is dominating.

Against Denison, the Bengals held the Yellowjackets without an offensive score through the first three quarters, and since the triple-overtime game against Lucas Lovejoy, Braswell is clicking in every phase of the game. 

Averaging 46 points and over 500 yards of offense, Braswell ranks among the top teams in Class 5A in its production. That bodes well heading into a playoff match against Corsicana, which is no stranger to the postseason. 

But Braswell appears ready for the challenges ahead.