Congrats to the team! Hope they eat their Wheaties, because I hate Marcus.
There will never be as much excitement in an empty gym as there was Tuesday night at 10 o’clock.Sure Keller (12-18, 6-8 District 5-5A) had beaten Fossil Ridge 53-37 nearly 40 minutes earlier, but it didn’t matter unless Justin Northwest beat Keller Central, sending the Indians to the playoffs.
The entire Keller coaching staff stood on the court, looking at their cellphones waiting on a call, text message, smoke signal, anything.
Finally, texts began pouring in saying Northwest won.
Then the real postgame celebration began. Word spread, leading to hugs and high-fives.
Keller coach Randall Durant was already focused on their first-round playoff opponent by the team the phones stopped ringing.
“We get [Flower Mound] Marcus and they are pretty stinking good,” Durant said. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, and I don’t know where to start right now.”