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Title Frenzy in Apalachicola

There's something to celebrate in Apalachicola this week. It's down to the best of the best in high school boys basketball and the Sharks are ready to make history.

In Apalachicola the word on the street is bring on the heat. The high school boys basketball team has done it again, ready to vie for the division 1-A title, but victory lane won't be easy.

The Sharks’ first fight comes Wednesday when they take on Miami Northwest Christian, the same team that knocked them out of play last year. Can you say revenge?

Alfred Smith, sharks assistant coach, says, “If you want to say revenge, we know our mistakes now.”

And they've got the community support to prove it, fans that understand the importance of winning, especially for a public school that's up against all private school teams.

Principal Frank Stephens says, “Private schools can recruit. We take kids from our district.”

It’s a district that believes two times is a charm this go around, rings that would go down in history. The first round for the Sharks will be Wednesday morning in Lakeland. If they win, the team advances to Friday's play for the state title.


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