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Going All The Way To State

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From start to finish Crete’s Boys Basketball team has worked to complete another season with their heads held high.Year after year, the boys have come closer to reaching their goal of state, and this year was no exception. The team ended with a record of 13-8 not including their district and state games. The change in players, this year is significant, but what is more important is the large change in the support the team has received from students, parents, and just the town in general.

With a season going strong, the boys finished facing off their last five opponents. They went up against Schuyler where the team won 57-25, leaving no room for defeat. After having another win the team then faced Falls City where they also won 46-41. Having won two games in a row, the team prepared to face one of their biggest rivals: Aurora. With a packed house, the team played till the very last seconds holding the lead, but when the buzzer hit five seconds, Aurora scored winning the game 45-43. “The game was by far my favorite moment this season. That place was absolutely rockin’!,” junior Klay Uher said. The game had everyone on their toes, from little league basketball players to high school alums.

After a tough loss, they held their heads up and faced Seward where they won 41-24 and went on to face Nebraska City and winning 60-31. The team moved on to districts with hopes of becoming district champions and one step close to state. They faced Schuyler, and Columbus where they won both games and prepared to face Norris in the final round of districts. After some hard mental preparation the team face Norris and won 43-36 by playing some hard defense. “We’ve been dreaming about this since we were kids, and it’s finally coming true,” senior Rhett Harms said to a local news network.

With a win as great as a district championship, the boys have enjoyed looking back to all the support they had this year. “Something I will always remember.. was the support that we had behind us… a fan-base that showed up to our games on a nightly basis. They made the games that much more fun,” junior Jonah Weyand said. The students, parents, and town supported the team, a support that has been missing in previous years. Empty stands were filled and ready to support their boys for a win, no matter what team they were facing. 

As for Head Coach David Novak, he set forth the plan to make it to the state tournament, and that is what his team did. “I will remember this group as the hardest working group of players that I have ever coached. No team that I have coached has out worked these guys,” Novak said. The team has key players that have put basketball as their first sport, and now they are seeing the results. As for what the future holds, Coach Novak believes, “Crete Basketball has a very bright future as there are many good players in Crete between 3rd and 11th grade.”

At the end, the boys started as any other basketball team, but hope to end as State Champions. For many, there is just one motivation, “Winning,” senior Rhett Harms said, and they plan to finish off with a victory. With having so much success in years past, they hope to reach the goal they have been hoping for since day one, and they don’t plan to leave empty handed.

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