NET’s “Bago Boys” Tells Story of Winnebago Boys Basketball Champs

News Release Date: 
February 17, 2016

NET’s “Bago Boys” Tells Story of Winnebago Boys Basketball Champs

LINCOLN, Neb. (Feb. 18, 2016) – A new NET production tells the story of the Winnebago High School boys basketball team and its rise to state high school basketball champions when “Bago Boys” airs at 7:45 p.m. CT, Thursday, March 3, on NET. It repeats at 3 p.m. CT March 5 and 12 on NET.

Winnebago High School Boys Basketball Class C-1 State Champions

Fewer than 800 people live in the village of Winnebago in northeast Nebraska. The high school there didn’t have a reputation as a basketball powerhouse, but in 2015, the Class C-1 team won all but one game, earning themselves a spot in the Nebraska School Activities Association Boys Basketball Championships. 
 
”Bago Boys” tells the story of the team’s first state championship season since 1940, the challenges players faced on and off the court and the culmination of being state champs.
 
When the team took the court at Lincoln’s Pinnacle Bank Arena on March 14, 2015, they expected everyone to be against them. Not so. The crowd was on its feet, cheering them on to victory and a state championship trophy.
 
“We did it! They proved everybody wrong. Soak it in and enjoy it, rarely you will be part of a State Championship team…soak it in,” said Jeff Berridge, Winnebago High School boys basketball coach.

A DVD of "Bago Boys" is available as a thank-you gift when you donate to NET at netnebraska.org/donate. For a complete television program schedule, visit NET’s website at netNebraska.org/schedules.

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