Madison Central won the 11th Region baseball title for the first time in 22 years by beating host Henry Clay 8-2 Saturday night, but it was a victory that began to take shape 366 days ago.
When Madison Central lost to Tates Creek 2-1 in the region finals last year at Western Hills, Coach Steve Roof saw right away his players' determination to grab the prize the next time around.
"On the bus ride home you could just see it," Roof said. "And you could see it every day in the fall, and all during winter workouts. "This was our goal, we had a great group of seniors who'd been there before, and we knew they were going to get this done."