In march 2012, the Chester High School Clippers boys basketball team topped off their season with their eighth Pennsylvania state title, defeating Lower Merion 59-33 and reaching their goal of winning back-to-back PIAA titles. The 2011-2012 season was the Clippers first perfect season, finishing with a record of 32-0.
Head coach Larry Yarbray said: “It’s an unbelievable feat. It hasn’t all sunken in because I take it one game at a time, one day at time. But it’s just tremendous. You would never think teams would go undefeated, especially with the opponents that we play.”
In April, The Philadelphia Inquirer named Chester its Southeastern Pennsylvania boys’ basketball team of the year. Chester’s Rondae Jefferson, a junior point guard and small forward, was named AAAA Player of the Year in Pennsylvania.
Two of his teammates, Erikk Wright and Darius Robinson, were selected for the state’s Class AAAA second team and Larry Yarbray was selected as the Class AAAA Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year. His record as a Chester coach for the past four years is 103-17.
Next season looks bright with two of these recognized players returning as seniors.
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