The great basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski can be quoted as saying, “Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.” The 2018 Odem Owl Basketball season was a championship season, that started off with a great deal of imagination on my part as a coach, not because of the X’s and O’s, but because of the vast amount of raw talent that presented itself in the gym. In early December, this group of young men set a goal of winning a district championship. The pieces of the puzzle were there, the making of a special season and the ingredients to captivate our city’s attention were all on display. Week after week, these student athletes worked both on and off the court to ensure they reached their goals. Last night visiting a scrappy Goliad Tiger team, the Owls did just that. The 7th grade Odem Owl A team are this year’s district champions. They earned every ounce of every victory and will continue to flourish on the court for many more seasons to come!