Members of Polk Central’s 1977 boys basketball team included, from left: Mark Burgess, Wayne Searcy, Larry Foster, Joe Lee Case, Mark Jackson, Tony Smith, Jerry McIntyre, Reggie Sheehan and Coach Stokes Sheehan. Not pictured: Tim Simpson and Stevie Davis.

A reunion of two of the most successful basketball teams in Polk County history is set for Friday at Polk County High School.

In 1977, Polk Central High School had a phenomenal year with its two varsity basketball teams. The school had not one, but two teams with undefeated regular-season schedules.

It has been 43 years since this impressive accomplishment and neither team has been recognized for the feat. That will change on Friday at halftime of Polk County High’s boys game with Owen as both 1977 Polk Central teams and their head coaches will be recognized.

“When you think about it, it is impressive when one team plays well enough to go undefeated,” said Lemont Jones, Polk County head boys basketball coach “The chance of having two teams achieve undefeated regular seasons in the same year is nearly impossible.”

Both coaches and nearly all players from both 1977 teams are expected to be on hand on Friday.

All local fans are invited to attend Friday’s game at Polk County and help honor these two accomplished teams. Come be a part of a much-deserved homecoming.

Members of Polk Central’s 1977 girls basketball team included, front row from left: Cindy Stott, Wynn Price, Deanna Lynch, Dale York, Lisa Miller and Kelli Sheehan. Back row, from left: Cheri McIntyre, Christa Owens, Kathey Byers, Deborah Jackson, Cindy Manchester, Marsha Gosnell and Coach Jerry Vaughn.

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