CHAPTER 652

FORMERLY HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION

NO. 31

SALUTING THE 1971 WILMINGTON HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM AND ITS COACHES ON WINNING THE DELAWARE STATE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT.

WHEREAS, during the second week of March, 1972, the State of Delaware reverberated throughout its borders as though rocked by an earthquake or an atomic explosion; and

WHEREAS, Governor Russell W. Peterson and the members of both Houses of the 126th General Assembly of the State of Delaware are fully aware that the aforesaid force was the vocal explosion engendered by the fans of the Wilmington High School Basketball Team as the team emerged victorious in the Sixth Annual Delaware State Basketball Tournament; and

WHEREAS, the calm, cool, and collected basketball "Red Devils" of Wilmington High School, coached by Tim Autry and Assistant Coaches Greg McNeill and Andy Burton, displayed outstanding all-around ability and superb sportsmanship throughout the season; and

WHEREAS, with unbelievable poise and determination decisioned Howard High School and Dover High School in a victorious march to the State Championship; and

WHEREAS, in so attaining the pinnacle of Delaware High School basketball success, the young men of Wilmington High School and their vocal supporters displayed the very highest caliber of sportsmanship; and

WHEREAS, the Governor and members of both Houses of the 126th General Assembly wish to salute the victorious Wilmington High "Red Devils" and their coaches for a fantastic achievement, thereby bringing honor and glory to the City of Wilmington;

BE IT RESOLVED that the Governor and the members of both Houses, particularly those in the Wilmington delegation, Representatives Charles S. Miller, Casimir S. Jonkiert, Kermit H. Justice, Clifford B. Hearn, Henrietta Johnson, and George C. Hering, III, and Senators Herman M. Holloway, Michael N. Castle, and George F. Schlor, extend warm congratulations to Coach Tim Autry, Assistant.Coaches Greg McNeill and Andy Burton, and to players William Berry, Robert Brittingham, Kenny Carter, Jerome Chambers, Floyd Evans, Nate Evans, Harold Gregory, Darrell Jackson, Ron Johnson, Mark Mason, Richard Pillichowski, Billy Richardson, Fred Sylvester, Marshall Washington, Burton Watson, and Ben Williams, for becoming Delaware State Basketball champions.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this Resolution be forwarded to the coaches, to all the players, and to Douglas P. Magann, III, Principal of Wilmington High School.

Approved March 31,1972.