Santa Maria faced Nipomo for the second year in a row with a chance to claim a league title.

This year, Santa Maria was able to come away with a 41-25 win at Nipomo and claim the Northern League championship, the school's first football league title since 1988.

Go through this collection of stories from throughout the year to get a feel for the season the Saints had. Follow Sports Editor Joe Bailey on Twitter (@JBaileySMSports) to get updated on their home playoff game against Carpinteria this Friday.