High School Sports Special Report
Posted by RON MORRIS on March 7, 2014
When Keith Holloway toed the free-throw line late in C.A. Johnson High Schools state championship game at Carolina Coliseum in March of 1989, teammates Nate Jacobs and Carey Rich stood shoulder to shoulder near midcourt.
With a big lead over Riverside of Greer, the Green Hornets state championship was secure, and Holloways two free throws proved to be candle lighting on a celebration that ensued among C.A. Johnson fans in the packed arena.
Jacobs and Rich, friends since childhood who learned to play the game they so loved in Columbia-area recreation centers and on the outdoor courts in various housing projects, stood motionless and soaked in the atmosphere.