Congratulations to all the Young Men on the Mount Vernon Boys Basketball team! What an awesome final championship game! Your hard work and determination earned you a well deserved STATE CHAMPIONSHIP Trophy! I want to comment on a few things about this team. Firstly, it is rare to have five seniors on a team and ever rarer that they have played together for so many years. Second the leadership of Jacob Timm makes me proud to live in Mustang Country. Jacob leads his team in prayer before and after every game! and since I am also privileged enough to attend The Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with his family makes this victory very special. The grit of this team is incredible overcoming several obstacles this year and maybe have that mirrored in the Championship game seemed like a message from God; To always keep fighting and keep the faith. Despite the point deficit in the Championship game they kept the faith and stayed to their game plan and earned the victory. The lesson I came away with from this game as the true meaning of sports seems to be getting lost and we idolize our athletes but we should be thanking God for the lessons that sports teach us through our athletic competitions, and use the lessons on the courts/fields to help us over come our obstacles that we face in our day-to-day lives!