Farmville Central basketball ‘rings’ in new co-state champion bling

Published: Sep. 19, 2020 at 12:40 AM EDT
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FARMVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Farmville Central varsity boys basketball team finally celebrated its co-state championship by holding a special ring ceremony Friday night in front of a small crowd inside the Farmville Central High School gymnasium.

For the first time since beating South Granville in the 2A state regional final on March 7, the back-to-back state champion Jaguars were all together again to ring in some serious bling.

Wearing “Title Town” shirts designed by head coach Larry Williford, the Jags celebrated their championship season in which they finished 29-2. Williford said his team’s record was very impressive considering his belief that they played one of the toughest schedules in school history.

The Jags never got to play their state title game against Shelby because of COVID-19, but the whole squad attended Friday night, except for star guard Justin Wright, who is already doing big things at NC Central. So, Justin’s mother proudly accepted his ring and medal on his behalf.

Williford honored sophomore Derrick Cox for his outstanding sportsmanship.

The entire team honored the late, great Ronald Reid, who passed away suddenly back in early August.

Some notes about the ring:

- Engraved on the inside of the band is “COVID SUCKS”

- The No. 1 on the front of the ring commemorates the team being ranked No. 1 in every single possible poll

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