Jeff Simons hoists the District Trophy
They'd been called "understudies" and "supporting players." The 1992 District Tournament would be their chance to show that they belonged with the other Wahoo teams that had taken the school to Lincoln for the state tournament.

"I'll tell you the truth. The pressure of the streak is long gone. It's never been one of our goals. We want to get back to Lincoln and defend our state title." -- Coach Anderson

STEPPING UP

If there was any doubt as to what was at stake as Wahoo entered district tournament play in 1992, an Omaha World Herald article made it clear. The article featured a picture of the team posed in front of the four trophy cases from the previous four championship seasons. And the title of the article was, “Can Wahoo Keep It Going?” They brought with them into the tournament an undefeated season, a 110 game winning streak, and a collection of five consecutive district tournament trophies. A team that had been considered unlikely to maintain the Wahoo championship tradition had done just that through a twenty game regular season and now would face the pressure of tournament play. It was time for this team to step up and meet the challenge; anything less than another trip to the state tournament in Lincoln would be a disappointment.

5/26/12