The basketball players gathered around in a circle of the corridors of the visiting locker room that was so dimly lit it felt like a boiler room.
After going over the game plan one last time, the team broke its huddle and dashed up the stairs and took the court ready to leave it all out on the floor with hopes of a victory.
However, high school basketball for these players isn’t anything like what coaches, players or supporters of the sport are accustomed to experiencing.
At Put-in-Bay High School, there are no dreams of holding a conference championship trophy. No dreams of cutting down the net for a sectional, district or regional championship and definitely no dreams of maybe one day stepping foot on the same court as the Ohio State Buckeyes and playing for a state championship.
That is because those dreams cannot and do not exist at the school with just 12 boys and 12 girls in the school located on the popular summer tourist island about four miles in length and 1.5 miles wide.