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Dillon Moye - The Sequel

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Dillon Moye
CHEROKEE- Last week, as you may recall, we ran a story about Dillon Moye, Washington High School junior, and his classy act of passing the ball to an opposing Sheldon player, Matt Krogman, in the closing seconds of their Junior Varsity game at Sheldon.

Krogman had not scored a point all season, and efforts by his own teammates to get him a last chance to score had all misfired. But, thanks to Moye's totally unplanned pass, Krogman at last scored a bucket at the buzzer- his last chance of the season. The reaction from Sheldon fans was overwhelming, and they now seem to have "adopted" Dillon Moye.

End of story? Not quite.

On Thursday, the Sheldon and Cherokee varsity teams again met, this time at Cherokee, in a second-round Class 2A District Tournament game. Moye also suits up for the varsity at Cherokee, and late in the game, the Sheldon fans began chanting,"We want Dillon," beseeching Cherokee coach Trent Coombs to put Moye into the game.

Coombs did just that, and Moye responded with a three-point bucket with just a few seconds left in the game, leading to another situation where "the crowd went nuts-" not only the Cherokee crowd, but the Sheldon fans as well.

Though this whole thing reads like a movie script, believe me - You can't make this stuff up. Once again, the score of the game seemed irrelevant - but, for the record - Sheldon beat the Braves 54-43, ending their season. But what a finish!

As Humphrey Bogart's Sam Spade said at the conclusion of the classic film The Maltese Falcon - "It was the stuff that dreams are made of."

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