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Bullard Dedicates Season In Memory of Popular Athlete

The top ranked Bullard Panthers varsity basketball team returned to action Tuesday night for the first time since the death of popular athlete, Larry Prentice.
For the remainder of the season each game is dedicated to Larry's memory.
The Panthers took to the court in the Floyd Wagstaff Holiday Classic wearing headbands with Larry's name and number on them.
Sixteen-year-old Larry Prentice, a member of Bullard's junior varsity team, collapsed during a game last Tuesday and later died.
Panthers Coach Ryan Tomlin said his team knows Larry is watching over them.
"It kind of gives you chills to see those kids doing that on their own," Coach Tomlin said, "and they're just ready to get to the second half of the season and dedicate it to him. We just talk about how he's up there watching us and that's the kind of approach the guys take because they have a lot of faith."
The Panthers will play their first home game since Larry's death on Tuesday, January 3rd. The freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams will all play. 

Maya Golden reporting, mgolden@kltv.com
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