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Duck's Boys: The Greatest High School Basketball Team in Georgia History [Kindle Edition]

Henry Goss
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Book Description

A tough coach, tougher kids, brutal practices and a fantastic finish. Point Guard Henry Goss captures the essence of “Duck’s Boys”, the true story of the 1978-79 Southwest High School basketball team. A team that featured senior players Terry Fair, Michael Hunt and future N.B.A. All Star, Jeff Malone.

After winning the 1977-78 State Championship, Southwest was once again expected to win another title, this time at the newly classified AAAA level. With a schedule that included the Florida and Tennessee State Champs, Oak Hill Academy of Virginia, St. John’s Military Prep School of Washington, D.C. and Baylor Prep out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, these young Patriots were primed for real success. But first they would have to endure marathon practice sessions, fundamental drills that seemingly lasted forever and a mentor who suffered no fools.

But even more compelling was the fact that our biggest rival, Northeast High School, was just across the river in our hometown of Macon, Georgia. The games between Southwest and Northeast are legend and lore in Georgia sports history. Playing in the Macon Coliseum, these games were sold out hours in advance.

Eventually, both teams advanced to the State Championship game. With one team poised to claim their destiny and another standing in the way, this game met and exceeded all expectations. “Duck’s Boys” is a MUST READ for coaches, players and fans at every level.

“Duck’s Boys”! This is what it takes to be a CHAMPION!

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  • File Size: 902 KB
  • Print Length: 151 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009X2S9UY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great American sports story!! November 7, 2012
By Charlie
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I enjoyed this book much I could not put it down. If you like great sports stories such as "Miracle", "Remember The Titans", "Glory Road" or even "Hoosiers" then you have to get "Duck's Boys...." I would have loved to have been present in those packed gyms watching those entertaining warm up drills and the dominant performances by those nasty Patrtiots. Henry Goss does an excellent job taking you into the person of Duck Richardson who was a tough and driven coach, and was clearly the Da vinci of a once in a lifetime piece of artwork....the Southwest Macon Patriots.

If you like great sports story then no doubt you have to add this to your collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a teammates point of view November 1, 2012
By David
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I was a manager for Southwest High School during all three years and I fully recommend this loving tribute to our team. I attended every practice and every game during that time span and still draw on those experiences to this very day. These were the best times of my life and still maintain an association with so many of the players and their families. Great job Henry and continued success. I want my signed copy of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing First-Hand Account. August 4, 2014
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I graduated from Southwest in 1988. I saw the banners, read the names, and heard some of the stories. Closer to brother-in-law played on this team! Reading this book puts you there, in 1978, in the Duck's practices. It also puts you in the game...when the chips were down...with the National Championship season on the line. It's a great first-hand account detailing the commitment, sacrifice, and skill required to acheive true greatness...immortality. Duck was a rare genius who demanded the best and lead his players to acheive their dreams. I remember that ESPN published an article a few years back calling this the best high school team ever! These Macon kids played the best and beat the best. It would be great if someone would finally publish (youtube) some video footage of this amazing team.This story should be developed into a documentary or movie to further share this awesome story with the world. Even though Duck and Coach Hudson have passed, many of these great and talented men are still around to share their stories. Please read and enjoy. "Fire It Up Southwest".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever high school team. May 24, 2014
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Watched them play in person-best high school I have ever seen. They went 10 deep with no drop off in talent. They could have beaten many college teams.
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