Darrell James coached many of OCS' players in youth league football, basketball and baseball.
James' son Cameron is a junior running back on the team.
Darrell, who is also the team's announcer, is battling cancer and earlier this year Cameron began wearing a towel in honor of his dad's fight with the disease.
The practice grew among the team and many of the Saints wore the towels in Saturday night's title game.
Darrell was in the stands Saturday night to watch his son and the rest of the Saints win their first football state title, 44-41 over Davis at Boone Pickens Stadium.
Cameron had a big 32-yard reception in the third quarter that kick-started an OCS touchdown drive that put the Saints up for good, 34-27.
OCS BASKETBALL TEAMS PLAY FOR TITLES
Most schools that make the state championship game in football push back the start of their basketball seasons until after the football season.
OCS didn't, though, playing in the Luther Invitational this week.
Not only did the Saints play, they made it to the championship game.
The game was scheduled for 9 p.m. Saturday night. The OCS girls also made the finals, originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Tournament organizers agreed to move the game to the afternoon, though, allowing OCS' players to attend Saturday night's game.
The OCS boys lost the title game to Glencoe. The OCS girls won the tournament, beating Star Spencer.
ACADEMIC CHAMPIONS NAMED
Before Saturday night's Class 2A title game, Vian was presented with the academic state championship for the class.
During the Class A title game, Summit Christian was awarded the title for that class.
Lincoln Christian earned 3A academic championship honors.