STOKES COUNTY, N.C. — South Stokes High School’s athletic director captured the final seconds of Tuesday night’s long-awaited win over West Stokes High School.
In the video, senior Bryson Misenheimer, No. 24, makes a lay-up in the final seconds of the game, giving South Stokes High School the 44-42 win.
Athletic director Mitch Adams said the win was huge for South Stokes because of the rivalry between the schools.
The first time the two teams met, West Stokes beat the team 45-42 in overtime.
“I think the last two or three years they’ve been really close [to beating them],” Adams said. “We’ve always been on the losing end of those games, so to finally get over that hump in front of a home crowd was really special.”
For 17-year-old Bryson, making that last shot meant even more.
“It means a lot because in my years on varsity we’ve never beat West [Stokes] and we finally beat them at home,” he said.
In the last few minutes of the game, Coach Jason Clark said he was thinking back to the last time the two teams met and was hoping they wouldn’t go into overtime again.
Clark said he was thrilled Bryson was able to pull off the big win in the final seconds.
As for the young team, Clark added, “I’m just happy for the kids. They deserved it and needed it.”