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Link: Philadelphia Inquirer | 09/11/2008.

Shawnee shocked South Jersey when the Renegades won the Tournament of Champions on Nov. 18 at the College of New Jersey. Shawnee, the South Jersey Group 3 titlist, defeated Oak Knoll, the North 1 Group 1 champ, 3-0.

Oak Knoll, the little engine that could, had derailed powerful Eastern, 3-2, in overtime in a TOC semifinal four days earlier, making headlines throughout the state. The Royals from Summit stopped Eastern's 204-game winning streak against New Jersey teams, which spanned nine years.

While the defeat was a crushing blow to Eastern, Shawnee's victory was a crowning glory for the players on the field and in lineups to come.