POTTSBORO, Texas (KTEN) - The Pottsboro Boys Basketball team accomplished a feat that hasn't happened in a very long time. The Cardinals won the 3A, region 2, district 11 championship. The last time they won the district was 1988, when Ronald Reagan was our president and the Washington Redskins beat the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl.

Pottsboro went an impressive 11-1 in district play. Their only loss came against Howe by one point on the road.

Head coach Tyler White and the Cardinals believe the secret to their success started long before the season began.

"I think it started last spring," White said. "About this time last year we had some guys that were determined to get better and they put in the work the effort the energy to do that and it carried over through the summer the fall and into the season."

Many people counted them out in the beginning but Cooper Dorris knew the potential this team possessed. 

"We knew we were the best team in the district all we had to do was believe it and we put our work to the table and showed everyone what we were about," Dorris said. "It feels good all the work we've been putting in that nobody sees. It feels good to come in and do something that hasn't been done in a really long time."

Now that the wins have come in bunches, players on this Cardinals team feel they can go toe to toe with anybody in the playoffs.

"We were just better all around as a team," McCullough said. "I feel like some teams they had some really good players but as a whole team we are complete and we can beat anybody."

Pottsboro's focus shifts to their game Tuesday night against Commerce. They begin their playoff push against a tough competitor but the cardinals remained locked in.

"Our mindset is were gonna go and take what's ours," Dorris said. "We know we can beat a bunch of people that a lot of people don't think we can beat. We know we're one of the better teams in this district and in the state. We feel like we can come in and do a bunch of stuff that other teams couldn't do."