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File #: 0155X-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2019 In control: Dorans
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action: 5/9/2019
Title: To Recognize and Celebrate the 2018-19 South High School Boys Basketball Team for Winning the City League Championship and Representing the City of Columbus in the OHSAA State Tournament.
Sponsors: Rob Dorans, Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin

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To Recognize and Celebrate the 2018-19 South High School Boys Basketball Team for Winning the City League Championship and Representing the City of Columbus in the OHSAA State Tournament.

 

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WHEREAS, Coach Ramon Spears and the South High School Bulldogs ended their season 28-2 as the Division II State Runners-up on March 23, 2019 at Value City Arena on the campus of The Ohio State University after playing in the school’s first State Championship Game since 1986; and

 

WHEREAS, the Bulldogs collected post-season tournament wins over Northland for the City League Championship, and Olentangy Berlin, Marion-Franklin, Bexley, Bishop Watterson, Norwalk,  and Lima Shawnee to capture their first Regional title in school history, before defeating Thornville Sheridan in the State Semifinal game; and

 

WHEREAS, the 2018-19 Bulldogs finished 28-2 securing the most wins in a single season in school history and becoming the first team to play 30 games in a single season, winning the school’s 19th City League Championship, earning back-to-back District titles, the third under Coach Spears and 11th in school history; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus is proud of the 2018-19 South High School Bulldogs: Seniors, Treohn Watkins, Alvin Byrd, Kaseim Morris-Pace; Juniors: Marcus Johnson, Sam Barton, Trevell Adams, Chaz Thomas, Taquan Simington; and Sophomores: Marquis Hawthorne, Maurice Barnes, Shemar Lindsey, and Coach Ramon Spears for continuing the winning tradition of Columbus City Schools; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

That this Council does hereby recognize and celebrate  the 2018-19 Columbus South Boys Basketball Team for winning the Columbus City League Championship and representing the City of Columbus in the Division II State Championship Game.