1980 BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM
NEW YORK STATE CHAMPIONS
LYONS JR. SR. HIGH SCHOOL
The 1980 Boys’ Basketball Team had a tremendous season! They were crowned Wayne County Champions, Section V Champions, Western Regional Champions AND New York State Class C Champions while comprising a record of 25 wins and 2 losses. The team was coached by Rod Verkey with junior varsity coach Dean Schott and junior high coach Chuck Meyers assisting. The co-captains of this great team were Al DiSanto and Elgin Riggins. The team averaged 68 points per game of offense while giving up only 50 points per game defensively. The team won with strong rebounding and excellent foul shooting.
Kenny Kemp and Elgin Riggins were selected All-League while Al DiSanto was selected to the 3rd Team All-League. Elgin Riggins was also honored by being selected to the 1st Team All-Greater Rochester.
This team was the second team in Section V to win a state championship and the first of many Wayne County Teams to achieve this goal.
What a wonderful experience for these young men and their coaches!