In a sell-out crowd at The Dedmon Center in Radford, the Gate City Blue Devils took on the home team, the Radford Bobcats. It was a cold windy night right off the campus of Radford University where Radford High met Gate City High for a state quarterfinal matchup. Radford was the undefeated home team and higher seed, but that didn’t matter.
Gate City superstar and Georgetown commit Mac McClung stepped on the court for warm-ups with 25 to 30 minutes left before tip-off. The unlimited amount of swagger this kid brings to a court is unmatched. When he stepped on that court half of the arena stood up and just raised the roof with excitement. For me, this was the second time I have witnessed the mountain of talent he possesses but for some reason, it was like the first time again.
It is so hard to believe that one senior in high school can just bring an entire arena to new heights of anger, sadness, joy, excitement and more. The list never ends.
I was accompanied by Blue Ridge Report’s Dylan Walker as we witnessed Gate City take over in the 4th quarter and win convincingly 67-48. Mac McClung had scored 24 hard earned points. The Radford defense was ferocious and beat McClung around often, but could not stop the talent and heart of #0 of the Blue Devils.
Gate City will travel to Tazewell middle school for a rematch with The Graham G-Men. McClung and his squad will be looking to get revenge on Graham for upsetting them in the regional final. This game will tip off at 7 P.M. tomorrow March 6th.
This game will be another great one. Today March 5th, I learned the game had sold out before lunchtime. For anyone attending, just sit back and enjoy the show.
Blue Ridge Report will be cheering on Mac McClung as he journeys on to Georgetown.
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