"I just told them: It's been years coming," Krah said. "This is our home mat. This is our time. Let's do it. There are no more chances."
Krah, a 160-pound senior, wrestled second-to-last. The match was tied at 27.
Krah earned a technical fall to put the Crusaders ahead, 32-27. Nick Reidy clinched the victory by pinning Kyle Landis in the final bout, at 170.
Reidy ran off the mat and leaped into the arms of Joe Galasso, the defending state champ at 138 pounds. Galasso missed the match with an injury, but is expected back by the weekend.
"This is a big dual meet. This program has never done anything like this before," Judge coach Jim Savage said. "But in the big scheme of things, the old cliché, they don't give out championships in the beginning of January."
With Galasso out, several Crusaders wrestled up a weight class. That included senior Kyle Palinkas, who ground out a 5-2 decision over Santino Pelusi at 195 in one of the night's expected toss-up bouts.
La Salle, which was also missing a key wrestler in Patrick McGinley, led just once. The Explorers took a 24-21 advantage when Judge forfeited to Greg Konieczny at 138.
David White answered with a pin of Luke Ratchford at 145, and the Crusaders never trailed again.
"It's been building up for four years," Palinkas said. "We finally ended that streak, and now it's the blue singlet people are afraid of - the baby blue."
FATHER JUDGE 38, LA SALLE 27
182: Idris White, FJ, win, forfeit; 195: Kyle Palinkas, FJ, dec. Santino Pelusi, 5-2; 220: Anthony Piscopo, LS, pin Tom Bayer, 1:07; 285: Anthony Telusi, LS, dec. Jim Galasso, 11-5; 106: Tim McCall, FJ, dec. Mark Rounbehler, 8-6; 113: Trevor Elfvin, FJ, dec. Matt McLaren, 6-3; 120: Salvatore Anderson, LS, pin Charles Wallace, 1:27; 126: Adam White, FJ, pin Ryan Buchanan, 2:49; 132: Andrew McLaren, LS, dec. Kyle Mallon, 6-5; 138: Greg Konieczny, LS, win, forfeit; 145: David White, FJ, pin Luke Ratchford, 1:21; 152: Ian Kennedy, LS, dec. Zac Stauffenberg, 7-4; 160: Vickson Krah, FJ, tech. fall Anthony Dadario, 17-1; 170: Nick Reidy, FJ, pin Kyle Landis, 3:44.