|Miracle Millennium Mustangs
|JUSTIN SEITER TELLS ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF
| Tied at 50, with 18 seconds to go and a regional championship and trip to Rupp on the line, Coach Schlarman put his trust in me. I remember catching the ball at the top of the key 6....5 dribbling right, then crossing back left 4.....3 and then the shot 2.....1 WE WERE GOING TO RUPP ARENA!!!!!!!!!!!
My brother Nathan led the charge of Brossart fans onto the floor. It seemed like he was choking me, but I didn't mind. It was the most thrilling moment of my life.
I could never imagine how one shot could impact people the way it did. For the next few days the entire community celebrated our victory. We were treated like gods. Reporters were everywhere. Everyone gathered in the gym to send us off to Rupp. As our classmates cheered for us, Mr. Heiert gave us a special RHP (Ron Heiert Production) performing his own version of "Mustang Sally."
Of all of the memories that stand out is the bus ride to Rupp before our first game. Dead Silence! This was the most focused (and nervous) we had ever been.
My wildest dreams did not compare to the actual playing of my
final high school games in Rupp Arena. Being big underdogs allowed
us to relax enough to actually win the game. We knew that regardless
of the outcome, our fans and family would support us.
It was always fun, from the crazy stuff in the hotel rooms to
practicing in Memorial Coliseum where U.K. legends played.
It is very special to have been a part of the only team in school
history to have played in a state tournament with this group of guys.
We were blessed to have such confident, dedicated coaches, who
never stopped believing in us.
|DAVID ENZWEILER REFLECTS
ON HIS SENIOR SEASON
| I don't think words can depict the events of this season. After starting the season 6-0, the bubble suddenly burst and our confidence eroded with each ensuing loss.
Personally, I couldn't make anyone happy. For awhile my role deminished and I began to log a lot of bench time. And then district tournament time rolled around. For three weeks, sixteen guys put in their best efforts 24/7. I began to re-think my role as a senoior and began to lead by example, practicing and playihg my hardest. We went into the regional with a swagger that we had lost three months earlier. Night after night we would find a way to win.
The monkey of playing in the shadow of the 97-98 team finally came off of our back the night we won the Regional Tournament. All of the hype surrounding our State Tournament trip seemed too much. We were being treated as though we had conquered the world.
I cannot describe stepping out onto the playing floor at Rupp. I remember attending the "Sweet Sixteen" last year and telling my mom that we would play here this year. She laughed. Well she wasn't laughing on March 16th at 1pm.
I feel that by playing at Rupp I had accomplished all
of the goals that I had set forth when I first picked up
I can't believe how much playing a game can change
your life. A couple of months ago I had begun to look
forward to the end of the season, but as the final seconds
ticked down vs Russellville, I began to dread the inevitable.
I'll never forget walking off of the floor at Rupp to a
standing ovation. After overcoming the initial sadness
of losing our last game and ending my career, I'm leaving
all smiles. We truly had a dream season.
Thanks for the memories!!!
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