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Inside The Game: Southeast 54, Derby 50

BY TAYLOR ELDRIDGE

I know a lot of pro-City League fans on this blog were really pushing this upset, and Southeast delivered with a 54-50 victory over a very accomplished Derby team. And with Manhattan upsetting East on the other side of the pod, Southeast’s chances of returning to the Class 6A tournament are…well, you have to like them.

It’s a testament to the coaching of Carl Taylor. He doesn’t have to prove himself anymore, but if there were any doubters left this season, well, what are you doubting? Southeast came out the aggressor early against Derby and sent the home team back on its heels. As Derby coach Ryan Herrs would say after the game, one team came out aggressive and confident and the other came out uptight. It wasn’t hard to figure out which was which.

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