SOUTH OAK CLIFF (SOC) WINS 4TH STRAIGHT STATE TITLE
Congratulations to the South Oak Cliff Golden Bears on winning their 4th straight state title. Coach James Mays II guided the team through a tumultuous season, keeping them focused on the things they could control on the court.
After being down to Fort Worth Southwest by 11 points with 4 minutes left in the game, the Bears showed us all what champions are made of. SOC rallied with tough pressure defense, timely baskets, and clutch free throws to prevail by a 80-77 margin.
SOC (25-8), started the season 6-6, even falling out of the local Top 10 at one point. But when district rolled around, they found themselves in familiar territory, and proceeded through the playoffs like a team who had been there before.
As for the investigation into SOC’s 2nd championship, the statement continues that “Dallas ISD will forfeit the title.” To my knowledge there has been no UIL investigation into the matter and DISD has not done its due diligence either.
Forfeiting the title helps them (DISD) in their effort to clean up their image before proposing a huge bond package to Dallas voters. South Oak Cliff has been made the scapegoat, and there has been NO EVIDENCE PRESENTED TO ANYONE as why they are to forfeit the title. The kids who worked their tails off, the school whose reputation has been challenged, and the community deserves answers.
And by the way, why didn’t Brett Shipp shove a microphone in Jerry Jones’ face when he did his big story on the Dallas Cowboy ticket prices?
Photo from Erich Schlegel and the Dallas Morning News.