There's some truth to that. After all, the Sharks' roster is comprised of student-athletes from several schools. Fans aren't subject to the same school loyalties. There's also pride in the fact that Houston County is on the cutting edge of involvement with adapted sports programs. It's an emphasis that was strengthened when Sharks' coach Brenda Arnett left her long-time coaching position at Warner Robins High School to become coordinator of physical education for disabled county students.
But the reason most of us around here dig the Sharks? They win. A lot. The Sharks represent.
When they face the West Georgia Wolverines at the Macon Centreplex March 8 at noon, the Sharks will be shooting for their first varsity championship. But they're certainly no strangers to the winner's circle.
In November, Houston County took the varsity team handball title with a win over West Georgia. Last spring, the Sharks won the football championship. They also own several junior-varsity state crowns.
There were only three wheelchair teams to participate at the varsity level this past season. Obviously, the odds were good that Houston County would have the chance to play for a title. Adapted sports continues to grow, however. There will be more and more teams cropping up and participating over the next decade.
The Houston County Sharks have a head start on them. The program set the bar for excellence in the adapted sports arena. This is a dynasty in the making. Here in Middle Georgia, we love a winner.