CHAPTER 619

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 23

PRAISING THE WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM FOR A RECORD-BREAKING SEASON AND ITS COACH FOR BEING SELECTED "COACH-OF-THE-YEAR".

WHEREAS, the Wilmington High School Red Devils basketball team had one of the finest seasons in the long and distinguished history of the school; and

WHEREAS, the high-scoring Wilmington High School team, despite finishing third place in the fifth annual Delaware High School Basketball Tournament, set ten records and tied two more during the four game event; and

WHEREAS, five of the records were team efforts while five others were the results of individual performances by team members Ron Johnson and Harry Randolph; and

WHEREAS, the Wilmington High team records for the Delaware High School Basketball Tournament included most points in the tournament (276), most points in a single game (97), most field goals made in a single game (43), most free throws made in the tournament (70), most free throws attempted in the tournament (128); and

WHEREAS, the Wilmington High School Red Devils received the highest ranking during the regular season of all high schools in Delaware (a 62.2 Dunkel Rating); and

WHEREAS, Wilmington High School Red Devil Coach Tim Autry was voted "Coach of the Year in Delaware" by his peers.

NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly, the Senate concurring, that highest plaudits be accorded the Wilmington High School Red Devils basketball team and its Coach, "Coach-of-the-Year" Tim Autry,

for an outstanding season-long performance during the recently concluded 1970-71 season.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the text of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the House and copies sent to Coach Autry and • all members of the Wilmington High School basketball team including assistant coaches and managers, and to the Wilmington High School Principal, Jimmie V. Morris.

Approved May 7, 1971.