Lake Flyers take the chance to win district title

LAKE TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) - It's been a story-book season for the Lake Flyers and they are about to do something no Flyer team has ever done with a chance to win a district title.

"Our record is 41-5 over the last two years," said Lake Head Basketball Coach Ryan Bowen.

"Last year we ended by losing to Rogers by 20 and we didn't take that well," said Lake senior Jared Rettig.

"I've never experienced anything like that before, so knowing that we can get a district title and keep on rolling in the tournament that'd be fun," said Coach Bowen's son and senior Connor Bowen.

"The program is where we want it to be when we started five years ago and couldn't be happier right now," said Coach Bowen.

"We talk about one game at a time, so we talk district semis first and district championships. So it'd be really great to have a number up there 2015," said Rettig.

It's already been a special season, Jared Rettig got his one thousandth career point and Connor Bowen became the Flyers all-time leading scorer.

"It was real emotional knowing I could do it with my best friend and all the stuff we've accomplished," said Bowen.

And not too many father son combos get a chance to win championships as player and coach. The Bowens are cherishing every minute.

The younger Bowen was quick to point,"And ever since I was young he'd always say, 'you know I'm not yelling at you for no apparent reason,' he yells at me so he knows I'm getting better."

"There's been a lot of sleepless nights because it's not easy being a coach's son, but we've really enjoyed it and we are not ready for that era to come to an end," said Coach Bowen.

Jared Rettig will attend the University of Findlay on a football scholarship and Connor Bowen will attend Owens College on a baseball scholarship.

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