1968: The End Of The 'Golden Age'
February 23, 2023
Followers of the Blue Pirates consider teams from 1955 through 1968 to have played during the “golden age” of Williamsburg High School basketball. During that time the Pirates advanced to six State Championship games, winning two of them. The 1968 team is the last WHS boys’ team to have advanced to a state final, losing by only one point in the final seconds of the game.
Expectations for the 1968 team were high. The team featured three starters from the 25 – 1 1967 team, all who had averaged double figures during the 1967 campaign. These senior players, Jeff Appleman, Terry Cooper,...