Hamilton recognizes 1978-79 basketball team

The Hamilton High School basketball program recognized the Aggies’ 1978-79 boys basketball team for its 40th anniversary. The Aggies went 23-7 that season, which marked a school record at the time, and won the Marion County tournament and Hamilton Invitational tournament and finished as the West Alabama Conference tournament and area tournament runners--up to earn a berth in the state playoffs. Shown are (front row, from left) Jeff Clark, Barry Burleson, (back row, same order) assistant coach Richard Franks, Phil Fowler, Jay Lawler, Tracy Vinson, head coach Freddie Burnett, Mark Braswell, Shane Russell, David Shaw, assistant coach Neal Childers and Phil Norris. Not shown are team members Tony Fincher, Scott Howell, Ken Knight, Brock Palmer, Mark Frederick, Danny Clingan and Andy Jones