We found out from Morgan that the team stopped outside of town to take their victory lap
with an escort.
We raced from behind the buses to make it in time to help welcome the team back to
their hometown...and so did many others.
Cars lined the streets from edge of town and beyond...no other way to describe it
We found our spot at WB and joined Scott Cole Blake and Kurtis, and the rest of
the lot was full too! So many people came to get a glimpse of the state team!!
The escort was fun and felt like a parade
And shortly after the homecoming we headed to
Jack Butcher Arena for the all important
PEP SESSION. The crowd was fun and the mood was light
and there were a lot of people there!
But for Joe all this was just a little too much. He fell asleep
part way thru and slept all.night.long.
So proud of Coach Wagoner. He has given so much to the team,
ad talk about deserving. He played on the 75 state team, coached assistant to Jack Butcher and now serves as the head coach
And it was nice to hear from Jack Butcher, the coach who started this basketball
crazed community! He really highlighted how this town
is a family
And a most touching moment was when the boys gave a state champion medal to Kenny, their number one fan, who despite living in a nursing facility, did not miss one game! These players all give him high fives before they play
I think using the sectional runner up ball all year as their practice ball has helped these
lion boys focus and win a state championship.
Thanks Lion team for making history