One of the best photos I've made so far this year is this image of PBL's Dylan Overstreet and his teammates in the background watching the sectional trophy presentation to Hale Franciscan. He and his teammates watched in silence after the Panthers were booted out of the post-season in heartbreaking 66-56 loss, one game away from playing for a Class 2A state title.
The Panthers had a great season finishing 28-3, the second best in school history. The last time the program enjoyed a 25 plus win season was 1996-1997 under then head coach Russ Zick. Hale Franciscan went on to finish their season with a third place finish.
See more photos here from the game here.
Above, Paxton-Buckley-Loda's Gauge Snider and Connor Allen wipe sweat from their faces as the leave the floor in the final seconds of the game in their sectional championship game against Hale Franciscan.