"This is what we worked hard for all week. This is we worked hard for all fall. This is what we worked hard for all off-season," Alexander said.
Alexander, 5-foot-10, 220-pounds, is a physical presence on the inside for the Trinity Christian defense. Only a junior, he's not the biggest cat in the world, but boy can he bring it. Alexander is an aggressive, downhill defender. He recently committed to UCLA.
"It was all about those coaches," Alexander said. "They took a chance on me. I am not the biggest linebacker. For my size, UCLA went after me and took that chance. They went out of the box and that was big for me and it made me jump at them. I had to take the opportunity and I am thankful."
For Alexander and his teammates, they can look back at an early season loss to Tallahassee Godby. That was a key to this championship season.
"Man, that was our wake up call," Alexander said. "We thought we were on top of the world and they beat us pretty bad. We knew we had to come back and play our football. And here we are, state champs."