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For local residents, a much hyped basketball game at the sold out Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau Wednesday night offered a smorgasbord of small town delights.  In addition to the game, Sikeston’s two most famous residents were on hand.  “America’s Got Talent” winner Neal Boyd sang the national anthem, and Dodgers second baseman Blake DeWitt was honored at halftime.

The Game

Two of the best high school teams in this part of the state, Scott County Central (ranked #2 in Missouri Class 1) and Sikeston (#8 in Class 4), met on the court for the first time in 38 years, even though only 7.5 miles separate the two schools.  And it was a barn burner.  I won’t tell you the outcome, in case you don’t already know, and want to watch the game.

Now having said that, I have to tell you this–I wasn’t there.  We had our weekly prayer meeting, and I had a committee meeting afterward.  But thanks to the wonders of modern technology, my wife and I were able to watch the whole thing, from Neal’s stirring rendition of the national anthem, through the halftime award presentation and interview with Blake DeWitt, all the way to the game’s exciting finish.  The entire webcast is still available here in the KFVS 12 video archive.  You can watch it all, or just the parts that interest you.