The Mid-Prairie gymnasium was packed to the brim for Tuesday’s basketball game featuring the Golden Hawks, Durant, and the 1970 Mid-Prairie dream team. The 1970 team was able to make the state tournament and ended their run as state runners-up. On this basketball team were players who moved up in sports, such as USA Basketball U17 coach Don Showalter and former Baltimore Colt linebacker Dan Dickel. Showalter tells KCII News about the excitement of being back at Mid-Prairie, “It’s been awhile. I coached here for 28 years, and played here so it’s nice to be back, see old friends, rekindle some friendships and memories.” Dickel expressed similar emotions about the night and showed appreciation for everything Mid-Prairie taught him, “Mid-Prairie impacted all of us and not just sports, but who we are as people. I’m very appreciative. It’s great to see all of the people around.” The team was honored at halftime with a standing ovation from everyone, including Durant fans. Former players present at the game were Allen Schrock, Denny Yoder, Dan Dickel, Jerry Kron, David Spreacker, Dan Jirsa, Steve Yotty, Don Showalter, assistant coach Tim Grady. A full list of the 1970 team is shown below.

 

Steve Mast
Jerry Kron
Don Showalter
Dick Ehrenfelt
Dan Dickel
Dan Jirsa
Greg Boyd
Steve Yotty
Dave Spreacker
Byron Miller
Allen Schrock
Reed Edmundson
Mark McAndrew
Denny Yoder
Norman Schrock
Randy Porter (Manager)
Jerry Huffman (Manager)
Cal Hickman (Coach)
Tim Grady (Assistant Coach)