When the Avon Park girls’ middle school basketball players got off the bus at DeSoto County Middle School Jan. 23, at first glance it looked like they had a lot of coaches for one team. Upon closer inspection, however, they were players and not the coaches.
Ten of Avon Park’s 13 players are eighth graders and four of them are over 5’8” tall. Combine the fact they were undefeated and had rolled over everybody on their schedule, and the Lady Panthers couldn’t keep pace in a 27-10 loss.
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