1976-77 Huskies turned basketball fortunes for SHHS
November 4, 2020
Felix Wilkerson flips through the old album, full of newspaper clippings and photos.
"That's the season, right there," he says.
That would be the season of 1976-77, when Wilkerson, Sweet Home's basketball coach at the time, watched his team achieve what no other Huskies had up to that point: Make a run at the "Big Dance" in Portland.
"The individuals we had on that team were an exceptional group," he said.
Sweet Home had languished for years in the large-school division of the state, which was then simply split between large and small schools.
"We had not been successful," said Wilkers...