The 1969 Clark County Cardinals dominated the 10th region tournament winning by an average margin of 25 points. Ranked number 2 in the state they came into the sweet 16 as co favorite with Louisville Central . Led by all state first teamer Larry Gay and guard Bobby Newell they were on a roll entering tourney . However out of nowhere came a mountain juggernaut the Maytown Wildcats led by Randy Click -Tom Stewart and sophomore Pat Tallent of the Maytown basketball family of Bob-Mike and Pat . After this break out Sweet 26 in 1969 Pat would follow with an exceptional 70-71 earning first team all state and All American honors . He was inducted into the KY HS Basketball Hall of Fame in 2021.
Side note: Maytown would conquer Clark County only to lose to eventual Champion Louisville Central in semi’s 80-74. The Central team many thought was the best to ever win title? Wow!!!
Maytown wore white for the Clark Co. game. Randy Click, Tom Stewart, Keith Hicks, David Gibson, and Pat Tallent started. Jake Halbert, Rodney Hicks, Jim Stewart, Mike Bailey, Jeff Stewart Jerry Hicks, and Greg Halbert came off the bench. Gene Frasure was our only Coach.
Unfortunately, there is no sound with this video, but please enjoy one of the great games in Kentucky High School Basketball History.