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MAR-APR 2018

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Mar/Apr 2018 • 19 In Pursuit of a Dream Story by Cary Stemle Photos by David Lee Hartlage Humble and kind, New Albany's Romeo Langford represents our community well in his championship quest and beyond D on't look now, but New Albany High School basketball is near- ing the end of a years-long nar- rative that began when young Romeo Langford scored 28 points for Mount Tabor Elementary during a fourth- grade county championship game. The team won, of course, and the story has only grown more compelling since: Langford leads Scribner Middle School to three titles in four years, then be- comes an impact player on the varsity as a freshman. Sophomore year, he carries an experienced squad to the school's second state title, then nearly drags a younger team over the hump in the regional final against a tough Castle team as a junior. Now, with great fanfare (and a big assist from longtime running mate and fellow senior Sean East), he's geared up for one more title run with another young Bulldog squad that started the season ranked No. 1 in Class 4A and currently sits at No. 3. That quest was set to start March 2 at the Seymour Sectional. The manuscript needs an ending. It's Indianapolis or bust. Dedicated and Disciplined Romeo Langford, commonly known as Ro, was born 18 years ago, two years Cover Story

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