Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Mr. BISHOP of Georgia. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the
2018-2019 Class A Public-School Boys Basketball Georgia State
Champions, the Calhoun County High School Cougars of Edison, Georgia.
The team will commemorate this significant milestone with a celebratory
parade on Friday, March 22, 2019 and a celebration of honor on
Saturday, March 23, 2019.
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the Cougars won the state championship
game against the Treutlen Vikings by a score of 69-67. This historic
victory marked an undefeated season for the Cougars as well as their
second state championship. The team also placed No. 1 in the MaxPreps
Class A Basketball rankings for Region 1 and for the state of Georgia
with a Region win-loss record of 19-0.
Their victory in this year's state championship follows years of
frustration, hard work, and determination bursting forth into an
incredible season of teamwork and athletic excellence. The perseverance
of these Cougars was shown this year in their exciting victory.
Moreover, the team completed this spectacular season with an
astonishing overall win-loss record of 32-0.
I cannot put into words the tremendous pride that the citizens of
Edison, and indeed the entire Second Congressional District, have in
being able to call this outstanding team of athletes their own. They
have accomplished an incredible feat, one that could not have been
possible without the tireless leadership and encouragement from their
head coach, Marcus Shaw, and his staff, as well as their families,
classmates, and members of the community who believed in them and their ability to bring home a state
championship title.
Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join my wife, Vivian, and me,
along with the more than 730,000 people of Georgia's Second
Congressional District in congratulating and honoring these hardworking
young men who have persevered, sacrificed, and achieved the pinnacle of
success in basketball--the Georgia Class A State Championship title.
116th Congress