It was an end of an era at Cliff when boys basketball coach Pete Shock finished his 35th year with a state basketball title and rode off into retirement.
Or was it?
A Shock is still in charge of the Cowboys in the form of Pete’s son Brian. As for Pete himself, as fellow Class 1A coaches will attest, he’s still on the bench – gradually moving closer to the scorer’s table as the game wears on.
And Cliff’s basketball team? Well, nothing’s really changed at all as the defending champs have the top seed in this year’s tournament and a sparkling 25-3 record.