Remembering the Miracle Team: Fort Yates Warriors, 1973 North Dakota Class A State Basketball Champions

ICTMN Staff
3/20/13

Forty years ago, the Fort Yates Warriors basketball team achieved one of the most exciting final game victories in North Dakota high school playoff basketball history. Their brilliant come-back in regulation and persistence in three overtimes propelled them to the state class A championship in 1973. Their three-OT victory over the Minot Magicians, the top-ranked team in the state, is legendary in state basketball history.

The ’73 Warriors were honored March 16 during the boy’s state A basketball finals at the Bismarck Civic Center. Read about that here.

To watch a four-minute video on the 1973 Warriors and their miracle run to the state title, which is a preview of a forthcoming documentary produced by United Tribes Technical College and Makoché Studios, click here.

 

 

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Submitted by DAN RESSLER on
I RECENTLY REWATCED THE GAME ON DVD. WHAT A GAME! BIG HEARTED NEVER GIVE UP NEVER GET RATTLED KIDS THEY WERE!

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Submitted by sher_sweeney on
True State Champions!!!! You guys are proof it can be done!!!You are all a hero in Indian Country.This should always be remembered
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