Cyril celebrates Class A basketball state championship

Cyril celebrates first title since 1938

LAWTON, OK (TNN) - Fans gathered at Cyril High School Tuesday to celebrate their boys taking home the Class A basketball state championship.

This was the first championship in any sport Cyril has won since 1938, so the town celebrated in style.

Before the ceremony began, fans gathered around the halls that are covered in news paper clippings from the team's historic playoff run.

The team showed up in limos led by a fire truck, and had the spotlight on them as they headed towards the stage.

The players answered questions press conference style from the audience before getting sized for their championship rings.

One man in the audience was 93 year old Acil Ackley who was actually in attendance at the game in 1938.

Cyril’s head coach said he loved getting to be a part of this ceremony, and seeing all the community support made it so special.

“It’s been a great time, it’s very awesome. I went to school here, grew up here, played ball here, so to be able to come back and win a gold ball, it’s been awesome. I’m just really proud of the kids, they aren’t a very big group but they’ve got a lot of heart and a lot of fight," said head coach Shane McLemore.

During the festivities, Cyril’s mayor even proclaimed March 5th as Cyril Basketball State Championship Day.

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