SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) -- For the first time in nearly eight decades the Sacred Heart-Griffin Cyclones stamped a ticket to the state tournament.

Due to virus concerns the tournament was cancelled, but the team's accomplishments are still one for the books.

Head coach Tim Allen says that he is extremely proud of his guys and will use this season as a stepping stool for the future. More importantly, he says that his calling is higher than just basketball.