Milton City Hall hosted the Milton Eagles boys' basketball team Monday night, April 9, as the City Council adopted a proclamation honoring the state champs.
Adult Ministries Pastor Jason Howard of Stonecreek Church in Milton got the ball rolling by including the team in his invocation before the meeting started. Once some standard business was handled by council, it was time for the resolution. Council member Karen Thurman introduced the resolution adopted by the council.
The Eagles won the state championship on March 9 against Savannah, winning 79-67. Shaquille Johnson had 23 points, Tevin Glass had 17 points and 10
rebounds, and Jalyn Patterson and Evan Nolte had 16 points each, Thurman read from the proclamation.
The Eagles went 28 and 4 on the season, giving four-year coach David Boyd career win number 601 in the state title game.
"The players on the Milton High School boys’ basketball team are champions not only on the court, but in the classroom, in the community and in life and we are proud this great team is located in Milton, Georgia," Thurman concluded from the proclamation.
Coach David Boyd said he was as proud of his players getting college scholarships as he was of their success on the basketball court, saying that's what was important, referring to their education.