Knights defeat No. 1 Blackhawk Christian, advance to state finals

Dallas Holmes and coach John Burrus celebrate Southwood's victory in the Class A North Semistate against Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian at Huntington North High School. Photo by Josh Sigler

By Josh Sigler
Eric Christiansen

HUNTINGTON – If you would’ve told John Burrus in December that his Southwood boys basketball team was going to play for a state championship, he would’ve been left scratching his head.

The Knights started the season 0-2, and at that point, Burrus knew he and his squad were going to have to right the ship in a hurry if they were going to meet their goals.

Southwood has made that sluggish start become but a distant memory, rattling off 25 wins in its last 26 outings, culminating in a 55-53 victory over No. 1-ranked Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian in the Class A North Semistate Saturday, March 17, at Huntington North High School.

Posted on 2018 Mar 20