The Booker T. Washington High School boys basketball team wrapped up an amazing season after scoring only 56 points to the Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy’s 70 in the UIL 4A Basketball State Final.
After two state appearances in the Prairie View Interscholastic League in 1946 and 1952, the 2022-2023 Washington High School boys basketball team made history by becoming the first in school history to compete in the UIL State Tournament.
HISD is proud to celebrate the Washington High School boys’ basketball team for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to excelling in the classrooms and on the court.
Washington HS boys basketball team flying high to first ever UIL State Championship appearance
The Booker T. Washington High School boys basketball team are headed to the UIL State Championship game for the first time in school history after defeating Boerne High School 75-69 on Friday, March 10, at the San Antonio Alamodome.
“For this to be their first time making it to the UIL State Championship, it’s special and I’m very proud of them,” said HISD Athletics Director Andre’ Walker. “They have bonded like family, and they love playing with each other. They’re enjoying this moment together and they embrace the pressure of this being their first time. They know what they’re facing and they are ready for that challenge.”
The Golden Eagles will take on Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy in the UIL State Championship game taking place Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m. in the San Antonio Alamodome.
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Washington HS boys basketball team looking to make history in first ever UIL State Tournament appearance
For the first time in school history, the Booker T. Washington High School boys basketball team will compete in the Universal Interscholastic League state tournament after defeating Silsbee High School 78-70 at regionals.
“Last year, we got to the regional final game and lost to Silsbee,” said Head Coach Vincent Grayson. “We’ve played great teams since, but we knew if we made it back to the regional finals and played Silsbee, we would come out victorious.”
Technically, this is Washington’s third state tournament appearance. In 1946, the team competed in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (PVIL), as African American players were not allowed to compete in the UIL. The team defeated Galveston Central by a score of 40-31. In 1952, the team competed in its second state tournament against Wheatley High School, where they lost by a score of 56-50.
Seven decades later, the team is officially state bound.
“After their last game, I had people who graduated in the 60s walking up to me crying with tears in their eyes because of how proud they are of what we’re doing for this community,” said Grayson. “This community has been waiting on this for a long time. Not just the community, but the City of Houston.”
The 28-7 Golden Eagles are scheduled to take on the 32-5 Boerne High School Greyhounds Friday, March 10, in the San Antonio Alamodome at 3 p.m.
If victorious, the Golden Eagles will advance to play the winner of the Dallas Faith Family vs. Randall High School game taking place Saturday, March 11, at 7 p.m.