As we highlighted earlier, the Austin Daily Herald has a nice and well-deserved feature today on the four Packer seniors. The Austin Post-Bulletin also has a feature on the Packers in this afternoon’s paper, highlighting recent years of rivalry between Austin and New Prague.
There is a bit of history on the basketball court between these two schools. Although they didn’t play last year in the post-season, there have been a number of interesting games over the years.
Austin’s last run to the section finals came back in 2007 and it started with a road win at New Prague in the first round. The Trojans got revenge by beating the Packers in their last tournament meeting two years ago in the section semifinals at New Prague.
They have also met during the regular season over the last few years. New Prague won at Austin in the 2010-2011 season. This season started with a 23-point win by the Austin boys at New Prague back on Dec. 6 of last year.
New Prague won the Section 1AAA title last year and went on to take fourth-place at the state tournament. Austin hasn’t been to the state tournament since the 1981-82 season.
Read the whole story.
Be sure to get to Rochester Friday night for the championship game against New Prague. If you need a ride, we have bus transportation available, but you need to sign up by noon Thursday.