HIAWASSEE, Ga – Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw honored the Towns County Boys Basketball team for their state championship and teamwork skills.
Towns Boys brought home the county’s first state championship in Single A Basketball on Saturday, March 13, 2021. Bradshaw presented certificates to the entire team and coaching staff for their hard work.
“The team play, the way you guys play together is why you won the state championship. We didn’t have ball hogs. We didn’t have attitudes and you made your school proud. You made Towns County very proud of you. I mean it. No fighting, no egos, I heard negative comments made to our players here and there. I heard boos when some of your names were called by the opposing fans. You didn’t let it get to you. You did what you’re trained and supposed to do, and I can’t even put it into words how proud I am of you,” Bradshaw praised the team. “This is a chance of a lifetime, soak it in and enjoy it.”
The boys were escorted out of the county several times on their way to games and on the way home, Towns County came together for an impromptu parade to welcome them back on Saturday. Everyone was ready to cheer on the returning champions that night.
Bradshaw also commended the close-knit nature of Towns County and the specialness of a small school winning a state championship.
Coach Benson expressed his gratitude to the community, “I would like to thank this community. We’re a representation of this community. It meant a lot to these boys all the things that were down for them. Ode, we can’t thank you enough for the escorts out of town, the escorts into Town. I think the other night someone met us at 2 in the morning up on the mountain. We can’t thank you enough. These kids are incredibly proud…We just couldn’t be more grateful.”
He asked for everyone to get the word out about how grateful the team and coaching staff are to the people of Towns County.