Pre-Finals predictions aside (and who could have predicted Golden State’s two lauded superstars would come up so small to end the series?), watching the Cavaliers end the city of Cleveland’s 52-year professional sports title drought Sunday provided a unique sense of jubilation.
Maybe it’s just the newness of being in only my third year (and second with the Galveston County Daily News) as a full-time sports reporter, but I always feel like I never want the high school sports season to end, despite the strain of that grind.
The Houston Cougars scored 38 points in their Peach Bowl win against No. 9 Florida State, a season high allowed by the Seminoles’ fifth-ranked scoring defense. But that wasn’t the biggest story following the 14th-ranked Cougars’ most significant bowl game victory since defeating No. 7 Nebraska in the 1980 Cotton Bowl.