The only question Grapevine Faiths boys soccer team left in doubt after securing its third straight TAPPS boys soccer state championship was answered on the golden trophy.Faith head coach Matt McKinney said hell go with Class 4A state champion, rather than Division II.Two years ago, the Texas Association of Parochial and Private Schools changed from division classification from 5A, 4A, 3A, etc., to numerical divisions such as I, II, III.Thats what it says on the trophy, McKinney said of the 4A designation after Faith knocked off Houston Awty in the championship game on Saturday, beating the team 2-1.Faith had every reason to come into the title game emotionally and physically drained. The fear was the Lions would play flat following a double-OT win over Dallas Parish Episcopal in the semifinals on Friday night.A Lions player was red-carded late in the game, forcing Faith to play the last few minutes of regulation and both overtimes a man short.We still dominated, McKinney said. We fought and clawed and did whatever it took.It would be easy to rationalize that a more mature and senior-laden team could overcome all the expectations and down-to-the-wire challenges.But Faith pulled off the championship run with just two seniors on the team, only one of whom is a starter.Last year was supposed to be our rebuilding year, McKinney said. And we squeezed out a championship.Still, McKinney said that the Lions success has been the experience of a team that has been there, done that.The challenge has been complacency, McKinney noted earlier last week. Weve just got to keep our focus and stay hungry.When asked about his teams record going into the state tournament, McKinney was stumped.I dont know our record, McKinney said, although they finish the season at 22-2. I know were 2-0 in games that matter, referencing the two prior playoff wins.The only two losses for Faith were early in the year during a public school tournament.Regardless, I think we can challenge most any school in the state, the coach said. Were pretty solid.Solid indeed.Faith boasts the districts MVP, Conor Langenbahn, and the offensive MVP, Dan Hancock.In the championship game, it was Langenbahn that scored the go-ahead goal in the second half following a penalty kick by Drake Reeves.Defense for the Lions was anchored by freshman Reggie Cannon and juniors Dillan Ingle, Drake Reeves and Hunter Chastain, as well as senior captain Mason McManus, McKinney said.The strength of the team was the ability to play a possession game and move the ball from side to side.We can maintain possession and good things will happen, McKinney said.The weakness was that the skill of the team could be manhandled by a more physical team.That concern was present as Faith faced bigger teams in Parish Episcopal and Awty.We knew what we were walking into, as we had scouted them during the season, McKinney said.But although we had to modify our game due to the strong winds, we still played a more possession-style game.The win over Parish Episcopal could have been the highlight of the season for Faith. That could have been our high, McKinney admitted.But, we said our goal wasnt just to make it to the final four or to the championship game. Our goal was to win a state championship.Goal achieved. For the third time.