Reliving the dream in Freeport - School and community honor state championship team after 45 years

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 04:06 PM.

"Zip 'em if you can," Burnham said as they suited up in the warm-up jackets of the now varsity basketball players at Freeport High.

Today basketball is a little different. In 1968 there was no 3-point shots, however, Rentz said some of the shots they made back then would have been 3-pointers.

"And if we really needed two points we'd take it inside," Burnham said.

After a few photo opportunities, the group filed in behind the band as the crowd welcomed and paid tribute to each player.

Coach Rentz, who was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008, was honored first.

Lyndell Davis was recognized as a former principal at Freeport as well as the first-ever basketball coach at the school.

Margaret Stinson Rentz was honored as the cheering sponsor and chaperon of the cheerleaders that went along on that trek to the state championship.



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