The Dawson County basketball program hosted the school’s first alumni basketball game on Friday, Oct. 18 in “the Ford” gymnasium of the high school. The larger than expected crowd was treated to a thrilling overtime battle between the 30 former Tiger and Lady Tiger players from over two decades of Dawson County basketball.
Broken down into teams based on the year of graduation, Team Anglin, in maroon jerseys, was composed of players who graduated in an even numbered year. Team Crumley, in white, represented the odd numbered year graduates.
On a buzzer beating shot, Team Anglin, led by former Tiger William Anglin defeated Team Crumley, led by the past Tiger all-star Johnathan Crumley, on a final score of 78-77.
In addition to heading up the winning team, Anglin is currently the assistant coach of the Dawson County men’s varsity team. He was the driving force behind turning the idea of an alumni game into reality and hopes to see the game become an annual affair.
“It turned out to be a great event. We were very pleased with the number of people who showed up to support,” Anglin said. “The fan support and feedback were all positive so I think this will be a staple of our program.”
“I have said it before and will continue to say it … We have the greatest community support around. All of our fans and alumni truly bleed maroon and gold,” Anglin continued. “Giving them an opportunity to play and support their community again is a huge honor.”
For more information on this year’s alumni game or how to support the program in the future contact Coach Anglin at firstname.lastname@example.org.