South Iron’s McMurry named Applebee’s of Farmington Athlete of the Week

(Springfield) South Iron Panthers senior Champ McMurry is the Applebee’s of Farmington Athlete of the Week.

That was one of many plays McMurry made to wrap up his high school basketball career on a high note.

En route to the Panthers winning a second straight Class 1 state championship, McMurry finished with a combined 34 points and shot almost 64 percent in 2 games at the Show-Me Showdown in Springfield.

That included a 21-point outburst in the state semifinal victory over St. Elizabeth.

South Iron head coach Dusty Dinkins says it’s been a long road, but McMurry sticking with it has resulted in something special.

McMurry’s first season as a starter saw him average double-figure scoring and help South Iron win their fourth consecutive district title.

As Athlete of the Week, he receives a T-shirt, a certificate and a coupon for a free entree at Applebee’s in Farmington.