Luray Boys Basketball State Champs 1970-1971


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Nov 9, 2001
More from memory lane from one of my VHSL State Basketball Tournament programs from the past years.

Since pawfan had such a fantastic memory of this particular year, I decided to post it.

This one is from 1970-1971 season.

Luray won it all again - this time in Group A - after winning it all in Group II in 1969-1970.

The Bulldogs beat King George 85-56 in the semis in a matchup of teams that won Group II and Group III state titles respectively the previous season.

Then Luray knocked off Thomas Walker in the finals 62-49.
Walker had beat Fort Chiswell 53-44 in the semis.

Thomas Walker had lost in the Group II State semis the previous year to Hayden.

The state classifications changed for the tournament in 1971 from Group 1-A, Group II and Group III to Group AAA, AA and AA.

Here's a picture of all four teams that partipated that season:
(Click to enlarge any of the pictures)


Thomas Walker

King George

Fort Chiswell

as well as the cover of the state tournament program/brackets:

(Thanks to Sam for his program...mine was written all over due to my team - R E Lee - being in the state tourament, losing to Maggie Walker in the AAA finals that season)