EDENTON, N.C. - Since 1969, John A. Holmes High School has been eyeing a return to the state title game. Tomorrow night, they erase the 47-year drought, and face an undefeated Reidsville.
The Aces (13-2) haven't been in this position since Lyndon B. Johnson was in the oval office. "It feels good, it feels like an early Christmas gift for us," says senior offensive lineman Tamrik Hamer.
After beating South Columbus last week 50-14, the Aces etched their name in history, bringing a small town, a large joy. "It was real emotional, I started crying."
The Aces rallied Friday night before hitting the road to Winston Salem for the 2A state championship. "Just looking at this out here, I would've never thought they'd do all of this for the state championship game," says senior wide receiver James Cofield.