Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kimball Knights come back to win exciting 2012 state 4A basketball championship

Interim Supt. Alan King, Coach Royce Johnson and 2012 Kimball Basketball State 4A Champions

Athletic Director Jeff Johnson, Coach Royce "Snoop" Johnson and Principal Earl Jones celebrate 2012 4A state basketball championship - University of Texas Frank Erwin Center - Austin, Texas
The Kimball Knights basketball players never gave up.

On an afternoon when they could have given up, the determined Justin F. Kimball Knights basketball team came back time and time again against an outstanding Houston Jack Yates team - the back-to-back 2009 and 2010 state 4A champions. 

With the victory, the Kimball Knights are now back-to-back 2011 and 2012 state 4A basketball champions.  

Kimball senior Shannon Lilly Jr. - "Mr. Big Shot" - repeated  from last year as the 4A championship game MVP and scored 27 points. 

Congratulations to all the dedicated players on the Kimball Knights basketball team who would not quit, Coach Royce Johnson and staff, and Principal Earl Jones for an outstanding, history-making season. 

The final score was 78-75

Interim Superintendent Alan King and many Kimball Knights supporters were also present among thousands in attendance. 

Coach Royce "Snoop" Johnson described the game: "They found a way to win and were not afraid to lose.”