By Cara L. Dempski
Joe Doucette gives credit where credit is due.
Especially when it regards a play he did not create, but landed his team in the sectional final matchup for the first time since the 2012-2013 season.
“That (play) was Mr. Dachel’s,” Doucette said to recognize his assistant coach John Dachel. “We just put that in the other day. We went with it, it worked perfect.”
The play in question was an inbounds pass to sophomore Kameri Meredith in the closing seconds of the Vikings’ March 1 WIAA Division 4 sectional semifinal versus Cameron. The ensuing bucket tickled the twine just as the buzzer sounded to give Colfax a 51-49 win over the Comets and a chance to face Melrose-Mindoro two days later at River Falls and earn a state berth.