Fort Cobb celebrating another state crown
OKLAHOMA CITY Flinging the basketball straight up towards the rafters of Jim Norick Sate Fair Arena, Kellen Hines probably wouldn't have been one bit surprised to see his final heave go in even if it was just a celebratory toss.
After all, virtually every other shot Hines launched wound up finding the bottom of the net in Fort Cobb-Broxton's 62-50 victory over Frontier to claim the Class A boys State championship on Saturday night.
Instead, the ball finally came back down to the legendary court at the Fairgrounds when Ft. Cobb's favorite red light lit up the backboard.
Meanwhile, the mighty Mustangs were way up high on cloud 9, basking in the glory of being crowned basketball state champions for the fourth year in a row something no other small school (Class A, B) has ever accomplished in state history.
Metaphorically, the Mustangs were on cloud 9 in that moment that stood still.
In reality, Hines was lying on the court with plenty of company as one of his closest friends, the muscular senior Luke Lewis, was the first to violently tackle him.
The rest of the team joined as the bench stormed the court and toppled their hero, Hines.