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WHS 1955-56 Basketball, Football: 'Almost Perfect, Twice'

Fredonia emerged as the other western finalist and could boast that they were the defending state champs. They and their supremely confident fans filled the gym to near capacity, looking to scuttle the Blue Pirate crew.

No doubt one of the greatest stories in Williamsburg athletic history, which goes back 100 years, truly a legend, originated with this hotly contested battle in faraway Western Pennsylvania. The winner plays in the state championship game; the loser goes home.

A very confident Fredonia fan, sitting conveniently not far behind the Blue Pirate bench, had just finished scanning th...


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