“We’ve had to explain the pound sign in front of that,” Brown said.
So what happens if a Langford fan also happens to be a fan of an Alabama rival like Louisiana State? Does that mean they won’t wear the shirt?
"No. You’re going to see anyone who’s a Langford fan have one of those shirts on,” Brown assured.
Sports writer Dave Vilhauer
State B voice
As always, Kent Hansen will be using the power of social media to keep fans informed this weekend.
The Aberdeen Central teacher is announcing the games at the State B boys’ basketball tournament at Wachs Arena this weekend. Hansen also does all of the Aberdeen Central home games.
He will pass along scores from the other state tournaments, just like he does during Central home games.
“Whenever I get a result, I try to tweet it out just because it tries to build that school spirit,” Hansen said about passing along scores at Central games.
Hansen has also tried to get kids to attend more Central sporting events in the past few years and has used Twitter to promote Golden Eagles’ athletics.
“We have really made an effort at Central the last few years to try and boost student attendance at games,” Hansen said.”
What is Hansen’s favorite part about announcing games at the State B?
“Probably semifinal night (tonight),” he said, “when there is usually two really good games.”
Hansen teaches sociology, honors world history and ninth grade geography at Central. He also assists with football and is the Central high school pole vault coach.
Sports writer Ryan Deal
Same venue, different role
A decade ago, Jordon Odens found himself running onto the Wachs Arena floor as a player in the State B Tournament. On Thursday, the Dimock man ran onto the same floor as an official in the tourney for the first time.
“It was exciting,” Odens said following his first appearance as a referee in the state tournament. “I really, really enjoyed it.”