(WMBB) – The final time the Poplar Springs boys basketball workforce made it to the regional semifinals of the state match, American Pie was one of many prime songs within the nation, the worth of sport was round 36 cents and the Dallas Cowboys even received a Tremendous Bowl.
Virtually 50 years later, the Atomics have managed to do it once more as they play within the 1A regional semifinals on Tuesday night time.
The 21-8 Atomics should go up towards Central, a workforce who’s undefeated this yr.
Nevertheless, Poplar Springs head boys basketball coach Jared Owen stated it’s all about preserving it the identical with regards to the preparation.
“We’re gonna proceed to do the issues that we’ve accomplished. Quite a lot of that may appear repetitive to the gamers, however that’s what’s obtained us right here,” Owen stated.
The Atomics do have the house court docket benefit for this matchup as they host the Jaguars. One thing that can positively assist them because the ambiance for the sport on Tuesday can be not like another.
“I’ve tried to inform the blokes, that this gonna be like nothing that we’ve seen earlier than. Now we have numerous video games which might be packed out, our Christmas match, once we play Bethlehem our rival. We’ve performed in packed gyms however nothing goes to match to tomorrow night time,” Owen stated.
Coach Owen stated the entire workforce is worked up to play on this matchup and he hopes the workforce goes out and offers it their all.
“I’ve made the assertion that we’re taking part in with home cash. We’ve already completed a lot that it’s been historic its been so lengthy since sure issues have been accomplished,” Owen stated. “I hate to say we’re taking part in with nothing to lose, however actually we’re. We’re simply alongside for the trip and actually the way it performs out is gonna be high-quality. We might like to see it prolong and go play down in Lakeland however on the finish of the day these guys have completed a lot.”
The regional semifinals sport at Poplar Springs begins at 7 p.m. on Tuesday night time.