The chant was loud last night at the Saint's two playoff games last night. It brought back some memories for when we were in HS and had the chance to go to State. Both they boys and girls were in Winner to State/Loser Out games...it was all on the line. Steph, the girls and I decided earlier in the week we were going to head down to support the teams...in fact, the AD at Hope and Assistant Coach for SLHS talked with me after Church last week about getting a rooter bus of Hope 7/8th graders to go as well. So, with the help of Cary and Kristin, I rode with 11 7/8th graders down to the game in the Hope school bus....while the kids, Steph and Julia went in a bit more comfortable car.
The games were reallly great. The boys won their game...a bit nervous throughout, but they were clearly the better team and put it away late. The big news from this is that Brett promised the team he would get a Mohawk if they won...I will have to get a pic of that! The girls game was probably one of the best games we have seen in a really long time. It was back and forth...SLHS was down 7-9, then they came back to lead by 1 at Half. SLHS built a 9 point lead at one point in the 3rd, only to have TBS come back and take the lead. The girls came back to take the lead and after some clutch free throw won by 3!...All the students stormed the floor to celebrate...pretty cool!
They are off to state in Spokane next week after they play for seeding today. I was thinking about it, and it was 20 years ago when I had the chance to go to state and we won 8th place....Let's hope this year's Saints can come back home with some hardware.