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Blake Ress, Commissioner
March 24, 2007
25 YEARS LATER…IT’S PLYMOUTH AGAIN
The Plymouth Pilgrims won their second state championship in boys basketball beating Evansville Bosse, 72-61, and capping off a 25-2 season for 34th year Head Coach Jack Edison.
to wait 25 years to return
The Pilgrims jumped out to a 30-16 lead at halftime and never looked back. They allowed the Bulldogs to score only six points in the first quarter and 16 in the first half.
scoring defense ranked second in the state this year but the Bulldogs scored a 3A
state finals record 30 points in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too
late. The Bulldogs never got closer than seven points in the second half.
Bosse was led in scoring by senior guard Cardell McFarland’s 22 point effort. McFarland shot 8 for 15 from the field. The only other Bosse player to score in double figures was Matt Lander with 10.
Bosse is no stranger to the state finals with seven trips overall though the Bulldogs were making their first appearance since 1982. They won the hoops crown in 1944, 1945 and 1962. Bosse was coached by second year head coach Jeff Hein. Bosse finished its season with a 22-5 record.
combined to break a 3A state finals record for most combined points in a
quarter with 55. Bosse had 30 and
the game, members of the IHSAA Executive Committee named Jason Renz of
The award is presented annually to a senior participant in each classification who was nominated by his principal and coach and has demonstrated excellence in mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability.
Renz ranks fifth in his senior class of 250 students with an 11.654 GPA, which
is an above A average. He has received numerous scholastic excellence awards
and is consistently on the Distinguished Honor Rolls. He plans to begin studying
been involved in several activities both in-school and out. He served as the
school’s chairman with
Athletically, he will graduate with nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball.
He is the son of Greg and Mercy Renz of Plymouth.
Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s corporate partner, will present a
$1,000 scholarship to
The award is named in honor of Arthur L. Trester, the IHSAA’s first commissioner who served the Association from 1929-44.
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STATE FINALS PROGRAMS AVAILABLE
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souvenir program while supplies last! Programs are $3.00 if you purchase in
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Jack Edison, Plymouth Head Coach
“The 10 point lead to start the game was big for us considering the second half they beat us in points. That was the difference in the game.”
“Having the lead early and handling the ball well was important because they were able to score anytime they wanted to in the second half.”
“They (Bosse) have so many players who can make plays. Their quickness keeps them in the game. But we had some players play well, too. Our coaches and I appreciate the way they all played tonight. I felt that we had players come off the bench that played well.”
(On winning second title after 25 years)
“I had a little more spring in my step 25 years ago when I was coaching. But I appreciate both of the teams.”
“We got off to a bad start and dug a big hole early. We just never recovered from that.”
didn’t do a good job of keeping track of (Randy) Davis or (Jared) Wendell