The Salmon River Savages experienced the thrill of victory in a three-day event to win the 2013 Boys Real Dairy Shootout for the Idaho Class 1A Division II boys’ basketball championship at the Idaho Center in Nampa. The Savages had an incredible season (20-1) culminating whenSaturday’s win found the Savages dominating the Nezperce Indians 66-51.
According to coach Charlie Shepherd in a pre-game fund raiser, “We are known as a football town…” Shepherd went on to say that the win [is] the Savages first basketball state title not only for our school but also for our Long Pin Conference.
Coach Shepherd and assistants JV Coach Brandon Ratcliff and Darwin VanderEsch expressed their pride in the team and gratitude to the teachers and the community in the pre-game pep rally.
This year marks a record double state championship for our Savage athletes following the State’s United Dairymen Milk Bowl Football Championship last fall.
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