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Friday, January 20, 2012

"The Shot" going viral

I think we've got a viral video on our's even got it's own nickname (The Shot).

Not even three days after being posted on YouTube, Drew Brenner's full court swish against West Holmes has garnered more than 6,000 hits on YouTube and has created a Twitter buzz among local sports fans and in workplaces like nothing I've seen before.

As far as this site goes, the day the video was posted generated the 2nd most hits this website has ever had...only the day of the 100th Orrville-Wooster football game in 2010 had more hits.....and after today, that record may fall.

Just this afternoon, Steve Montoya (@SMontoyaMP on Twitter) at MaxPreps (@MaxPreps on Twitter) picked up Drew's shot (after being told be a little birdie) and are now featuring the shot on their national blog.

Here's the picture proof....

...and here's the link to the actual blog post.

Awesome stuff...and more proof of the power of social media.  It's how a video from little Orrville ends up on a national website, and how amateur athletes are discovered and recruited.

Congrats again to Drew.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Here's that full-court shot by Drew Brenner

Not much more needs said.  Orrville senior Drew Brenner threw up a 90-foot prayer and had it answered just before halftime of last night's game with West Holmes. 

Email subscribers will have to click here to see the video.

NOTHING. BUT. NET.  Thanks to John Fleming for getting this on tape and to student videographer Dylan Tanner for getting this uploaded to YouTube.

If this had been a Harlem Globetrotters game, that would have been worth more than 3 points.

Just as important was that it was pretty much the difference in the game as the Red Riders won their 2nd game of the year, 66-64 over the Knights.

He could do that 100 times in practice today and be lucky to hit the rim or backboarad a few times.

Congrats to Drew on the shot of his life...and just in case anyone cares...he's also a pretty good football player that has yet to make his mind up on a college.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Found on YouTube: 1997 Boys Basketball Games

Always love to find old Orrville sports videos on YouTube. The following three videos were from the 1997 boys basketball season and certainly don't disappoint.

The '96-'97 Red Riders were fresh off a back-to-back run of state titles in 1995 and 1996 and finished the season 16-5.

They were led in scoring that year by junior Brian McDaniel (#12).  Other members of the team were Emmanuel Stone (#40), Cedric Simpson (#25), Aaron Dotson (#10), DK McDonald (#14), Dru Robinson (#20) and of course...Coach Smitty on the sidelines.