Lakeland, FL---As of Saturday, the high school basketball season throughout the state of Florida as a whole, will end.
But for us here in the Panhandle, the 2013-2014 campaign came to an end with the Rutherford Rams loss in the Final Four down in Lakeland.
Taking on the team who would go on today and cruise to winning the 5A State Championship American Heritage, the Rams simply ran into a bigger, more experienced team, falling 74-47.
The Rams struggled with stopping the size of the Patriots on the inside and finding their shot on offense.
They putt up 28 percent from the field to Heritage's 61 percent, with 50 points coming in the paint.
The season may be over and key players like Khaliel Spearman, Keith Arts, and Dorian Moore have put on their black and yellow jerseys for the final time, but with a young roster, could the Rams be Lakeland bound again next year?
"I mean, anything can happen," said head coach Rhondie Ross. "A team like Rickards is going to have a lot of guys back, a lot of size. Bishop Kenny isn't going anywhere. So, it'll be tough but anything is possible
Coach did joke a few of the guys growing a few inches would help, but bringing back incoming seniors like Josh Wade, Gabe Steele, and Destin Dunton will give the Rams a strong base for next campaign.