Show #166 - "The Magic Season"
In the season finale, we have a special three-part story that takes place in Arlington, S.D. The year 1968 was one that this small town would never forget. The boys basketball team had a new coach and high hopes. The pride and joy of this community would not disappoint! Hear from team members about their journey to the state tournament and how they would beat the odds to take home the state crown in Sioux Falls.
The championship winning team reunited in Arlington 45 years later. Our cameras were there as they watched rare game footage – some of them for the first time. Sitting in a circle at the old Arlington Auditorium, you could feel the Cardinal spirit was back. This was a unique team. Most of them had played together since grade school, and it was those relationships and the camaraderie that was present on this night, so many years later.
This special reunion celebration concludes back where it all started, at Arlington High. The 1968 team assembles one last time to watch the Cardinals play and to take the court for a half-time tribute hosted by our own Mike Max.