While getting ready to play for a title may involve a lot of work, the good news at Barr-Reeve is that the school has some experience at it. This will mark the fourth time the school has sent a team to the finals. “Superintendent Travis Madison was here during some of the other trips, so he has been a big help in getting things done,” said Ash.
The trip to the finals is something the community has been pointing toward since Barr-Reeve lost their last game last season. “The expectations in the community have been very high for this team,” said Ash. “I think the kids and Coach Hughes have done a great job in handling those expectations, and getting to the finals.”
The community is now ramping up for another big game on a big stage in Indianapolis. “It never gets old,” said Ash. “If you go up to the Viking Mart or the Stop and Sea there’s a real buzz building. I’m really thankful to be one of eight athletic director’s in the state with the privilege of doing this. The team gets to go play for a championship and the community gets to enjoy it.”