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Praise for An Almost Perfect Season

Wow! What a fascinating story of high school basketball in Southern Illinois at a time when basketball was king. I was fortunate to have played against a lot of the players mentioned and then officiated in the region for many years afterward. I was even more fortunate that my father, Bob Blondi, Sr., officiated most of the games Mills talked about in the book. Randy Mills does an excellent job in explaining how important 1960’s high school basketball was to entire communities in Southern Illinois. I have not read a book in many years that I was unable to put down, but this book definitely fits the bill!

Bobby Blondi
IHSA basketball official for 52 years and member of IBCA Hall of Fame

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