Can you find state champion Nancy Carter Dees in this picture?

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This is a picture of the 1965 Bacon County Girls GHSA Class AA State Championship team. It is on display in the trophy case at the new Bacon County Gym. One of those 19 players used to teach full time in the Toombs County School system. She still occasionally is a substitute teacher. Can you find Nancy Carter Dees? Click to see if you are right

The 1965 Bacon County girls opened the state defeating Washington County 49-45 in the Macon City Auditorium. Then they beat North Cobb 51-34 in the semifinals. Brooks County took care of  Central Gwinnett 60-49 in the other semifinal.

In the championship game, on March 6th, Bacon held on to a 50-44 victory over Brooks preserving a perfect season and a 28-0 record. That championship isn’t even recognized on Bacon County High School’s Wikipedia page. The Bacon County baseball team which beat Jeff Davis for the 2004 state championship is listed on the page. In the opening round the Raiders swept Toombs County in two games in Alma. The 1959 Bacon County girls team also won a state championship.

This was a different style of girls basketball then they play now. It was called six-on-six. Each team had three guards on one side of the court and six forwards on the other side. Only the forwards could shoot and score.

The Lyons Senior High Girls made the state tourney in 1972 and lost to West Side 47-38. Montgomery County won the title 60-38 over Southeast Bulloch.  The Montgomery Girls also won state championships in 1961 and 1972. In 1974 Lyons lost to Haralson County 52-27 in the first round.

In 2000 Bobby Waller’s Toombs County Lady Bulldogs entered the state tourney with a 24-2 record. TCHS beat Dodge County 47-39 at Jeff Davis. In the second round, in Macon, Toombs knocked off Berrien County 50-45. Toombs lost on a last second shot in the quarterfinals to Harris County 40-38.