Packers Finish 24-1

3 Mar

Somehow, that seems like a better headline than “Packers drop championship game.” After winning a school-record 24 straight, though, the ’81 Packers couldn’t quite get over the hump in their second-half comeback against Anoka.

Anoka had led by four at halftime, and scored the first three baskets of the second half to grab a double-digit lead. The Packers fought back hard and got to within four point a few times with a chance to cut it to two, but could get no closer. Here are the good parts:

Tomorrow night we’re expecting a great turnout of the old gang at Torge’s from 5-6:30, and then coming to the Packers’ regular-season finale against Rochester Century.

Tomorrow morning I’ll be posting video of the pre-game introductions and the medal ceremony from the championship game so you can get a good look at the Packers as we were…and see how we’ve changed over the last three decades.

Should be a blast!


2 Responses to “Packers Finish 24-1”


  1. The way we were… « Packer Fast Break Club - March 4, 2011

    […] first half, but a 13-2 run by Anoka bridging the half created a hill too high to climb. The Packers pulled to within four several times, but could get no closer, and Anoka won it by a 61-53 […]

  2. Updating Packer History | Packer Fast Break Club - March 13, 2013

    […] 1981 – The Packers won the Region 1AA title game 47-45 over Burnsville, before defeating defending champion Minneapolis North in the opening round at State and losing in the championship game. […]

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