Just like tough-minded Roberts, Jacobs drew it up
Mar 8, 2014 12:07 AM
Jacobs boys basketball coach Jimmy Roberts had a goal in mind from the day he was hired last April, and he brought the blueprint to achieve it. The goal "since Day 1," he said, was to win a regional championship. The blueprint was to instill toughness and a high competitive level within his players. And he wanted them to play basketball with passion. Less than 11 months later the Golden Eagles are regional champions for the first time since 2008, thanks to a stellar defensive effort throughout Friday's 44-33 victory over rival Dundee-Crown in the Class 4A Crystal Lake Central regional title game.