Milwaukee's Cristo Rey Jesuit School unveils championship banner for boys' soccer team

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A state championship is a big deal for any high school, but it's especially cool when your school is only seven years old. 

They unveiled a banner at Milwaukee's Cristo Rey Jesuit School for the boys' soccer team at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. 

CBS 58 was there when the Trailblazers won a storm-delayed championship game against La Crosse Aquinas early this month.

It's the first championship in any sport for the south side school, which opened in 2015, and city leaders like Mayor Cavalier Johnson joined an all-school assembly to recognize the achievement.

"It's really put us on the map in a lot of ways," said Andrew Smith, president of Cristo Rey Jesuit School. "And the students are proud. The students are proud of their school. The students are proud to be a Trailblazer. That's what we are, we're trailblazers at Cristo Rey Jesuit and this is another example of how we live that."

The mayor and Common Council President Jose Perez may need a little work on their soccer skills, but they're thrilled for the team and the school. 

Cristo Rey Jesuit is part of a national network of schools designed to help students with limited financial means succeed in college and life.

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