The Sage Hill School football team suffered its first winless season in the program's history after falling to visiting St. Margaret's, 44-0, Friday night.

The Lightning finished the 2012 season 0-10.

Sage Hill Coach J.R. Tolver said his team remained unified throughout the season, proving to be an important quality.

"2012 proved that wins and losses will come and go, but family is forever," Tolver said in an email. "Although we never garnered the result that we set out to achieve, the commitment level that we exhibited to one another exemplified what a true family is all about. We were constantly driven by the desire to succeed, but never let adversity tear us apart. I'm proud of my guys and believe that football at Sage Hill has become a lifestyle for those that choose to participate. We choose to bring honor to those that came before us and those that will come after us by doing what's right on and off the field.

Tolver did find some positives during the challenging season, as he said juniors were given the opportunity to start and that will only make them better players for their senior year.

"CJ McCord, sophomore QB, competed well at the varsity level and will make huge plays for us in the future," Tolver said. "Beau Roth continues to improve each and every season and will be a go-to guy his junior and senior season."

— Steve Virgen