CHAPTER 648

FORMERLY HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

NO. 42

CONGRATULATING THE DOVER HIGH SENATORS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR AN OUTSTANDING SEASON, THE BEST IN THE SCHOOL'S HISTORY.

WHEREAS, the Dover High School Senators basketball team had the greatest team in the long and distinguished history of the school during the season just completed; and

WHEREAS, the Dover High basketball team, under the guidance of its diminutive coach, "Irish Denny" O'Brien, emerged victorious in 21 of 22 starts, including 17 consecutive wins, before succumbing by one point to Wilmington High School in the final split second of the pulsating final game of the 1971-72 Delaware State High School Basketball Tournament played at the University of Delaware Fieldhouse; and

WHEREAS, the Dover High Senators, in the process of compiling the best basketball record in the State won the Northern Division championship of the Henlopen Conference; captured the coveted over-all Henlopen Conference first place trophy by defeating Indian River High School, champions of the Southern Division, in a playoff; and defeated upstate schools St. Elizabeth's, De La Warr and P. S. duPont, before the unbelievable, heartbreaking defeat to Wilmington's Red Devils; and

WHEREAS, the members of the 126th General Assembly wish to congratulate the Dover High School Senators basketball team for representating lower Delaware throughout the 1971-72 season with a most exemplary display of skill, sportsmanship and esprit de corps.

NOW THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the House of Representatives of the 126th General Assembly, the Senate concurring therein, that a congratulatory message be extended to the coaches, players, managers, cheerleaders and administrators of the Dover High School Senators Basketball team for an out-

standing season wherein they missed by a split second of duplicating the 1970-71 feat of another lower Delaware team, Milford High School, of becoming basketball champions of the great State of Delaware.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be forwarded to all of the coaches, players, and managers of the Dover High team; to Dr. Robert T. Rasmussen, Superintendent of the Capital School District; to Mr. Patrick H. Lynn, principal of Dover High School, and Mr. Warren Emery, Athletic Director of Dover High School; with four additional copies for posting in prominent places for all of the students of Dover High to observe.

Approved March 29,1972.