The NCAA may own the rights to “March Madness” but we from Illinois know where March Madness originates and the true meaning of it. High school basketball at its best. Last night, I was at the sectional tournament game for my school. I forgot how exciting high school basketball was because I was taken for the best ride in the longest time. The excitement and the caliber of competition was close to the insane ride of the 2005 Fighting Illini basketball season.
Trailing as much as 10 during the whole game, we were able to tie and take the lead for the first time during the 4th quarter. However, the excitement continued as the other school tied and pushed us into overtime. It was then when we finally took control and finished them off to continue on in the sectional play. This is IHSA boy’s basketball. This is March Madness!