DETROIT \u2013 It was the perfect season for which Evart\u2019s Cole Hopkins had waited an entire year. With a 15-7 victory over Noah Elre of Westland in the Division 4 171-pound division at Ford Field, the Evart junior was crowned state champion on Saturday with a 54-0 record. He entered the tournament at 51-0 and won three matches, all by pins, on Friday and is in the title match. He pinned Ben Paddock of Manton in 10 seconds, pinned Jacob Britton of Bronson in 1:17 and pinned Garett Pope of Manchester in 58 seconds.\u00a0 Hopkins won all of his matches last year before losing a decision in the title round. \u201cIt means a lot,\u201d he said on Saturday. \u201cAfter what happened last year it was my drive to keep pushing this whole year, work harder and get me to where I need to be.\u201d This time, he was not to be denied. \u201cIt\u2019s amazing,\u201d he said in phone interview on Saturday night. \u201cI haven\u2019t had a lot of time to take it in because we just got out of Ford Field. But it feels awesome.\u201d His opponent entered the title match at 48-5. \u201cIt went good,\u201d he said. \u201cI was really busy on my feet and I got a lot of takedowns in the beginning and I got away from him on the bottom quite a bit. I was able to keep him down on bottom so he wasn\u2019t able to get away too much, so that was good.\u201d Hopkins stuck with his prematch strategy true to form. \u201cI knew I needed to get to my offense first and have quick feet and work hard off the bat,\u201d Hopkins said. It was quite apparent after three quick pins on Friday that Hopkins was hungry for the title. \u201cThe first three opponents were against good opponents,\u201d Hopkins said. \u201cI got to my offense and got pins pretty quickly.\u201d Hopkins said he\u2019ll take a week break. \u201cThen I\u2019ll get back into training for summer wrestling,\u201d Hopkins said. He will not play a spring sport but plans on football in the fall. Hopkins will be a senior next season. Is it his goal next year to be an undefeated state wrestler again? \u201cYes definitely,\u201d was Hopkins\u2019 quick reply.