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MAHS boys get second chance to make good first impression at state

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 16, 2021 9:10 PM CT | Published: March 16, 2021 3:56 PM CT
<strong>Memphis Academy of Health Sciences basketball coach Vernard Watkins draws up plays during a home victory against Trezevant High on Jan. 28, 2020.&nbsp;MAHS opens state tournament play Wednesday, March 17, against West Carroll on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University.&nbsp;</strong>(Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Memphis Academy of Health Sciences basketball coach Vernard Watkins draws up plays during a home victory against Trezevant High on Jan. 28, 2020. MAHS opens state tournament play Wednesday, March 17, against West Carroll on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian file)

Crushed after the 2020 pandemic shut down their season, the Lions have fought back to take advantage of this chance.

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John Varlas

John Varlas

John Varlas is a lifelong Memphian who has covered high school sports in various capacities for over 20 years.