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Congressman honors record setting Red Devils

March 27, 2006

Coleman - News of the Randolph-Clay basketball team's state record winning streak of 90 games has made it all the way to Capitol Hill.

Georgia second district congressman Sanford Bishop from Albany paid a visit to the high school on Monday morning.

He presented the Red Devils team with a copy of speech he delivered earlier this month on the floor of the United States House of Representatives praising the Red Devils for their state record winning streak that covered almost three full seasons.

Bishop also honoring the Randolph County school system for its academic success as the elementary and middle schools have earned distinguished school status.

The congressmen says it is proof that Randolph-Clay wins on the court and in the classroom.

U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop said "We often celebrate the athletic accomplishments but for this community we are equally proud if not more so to celebrate the academic successes."

Randolph-Clay boys basketball coach Joe Williams said "I didn't realize the Congressman knew that much about basketball but we really appreciate him coming down and giving us those words of wisdom."

Randolph-Clay's 90 game winning streak ended with a loss in the class A state semifinals.

The Red Devils look to not just start a new winning streak next season but to also win the school's fifth state basketball title.

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