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Austin O'Hare

Posted at: 03/18/2014 9:18 PM



***NOTE*** - This version of the story is slightly different than the one that aired, due to copright issues.

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- In the program, Rushford-Peterson starting forward is listed as 'Austin O'Hare,' but that's not how his teammates know him.

They know him as their very own superhero.

"Spiderman. That's what we call him," Trojans head coach Tom Vix said. "He's got long arms and he seem like he's got the ability to make extra special plays."

Austin made one of those extra special plays in the state semifinal game.

"Just do whatever I could, just try and get rebounds and easy shots," said O'Hare.

"He always delivered those big shots for us, and of course a big two points in the semifinal game, which won the game for us," said Vix.

That basket gave the Trojans a 53-51 win over Maranatha Christian Academy, and put the team in the state championship game.

"That's the Spiderman, right there," said Vix.

The Trojans took home a second place finish, and Austin was one of three Rushford-Peterson players named to the All-Tournament Team.

"It would have been better if we would have won the game but it's still nice to be recognized for playing good," said O'Hare.

Vix says Austin finished out his senior season strong.

"The last month he's been one of our best players. He had 26 points in the subsection final and just continued on from there," said Vix.

And while they say all good things must come to an end, Austin knows that finishing out his final season 31-2 is something he'll always remember.

"I think it will take a while to let, not only this year, but all the years set in and see what we accomplished," said O'Hare.