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When it comes to following a coaching legend, the saying among coaches is 'You don't ever want to be the one who follows the legend, you want to be the person who follows the person who followed the legend.'  At Southwood High School, Terry Josting didn't get that chance.  

When 23 year basketball coaching veteran Josting joined the Southwood girls staff, he had every intention of learning under one of the best girls basketball coaches in the state, Steve McDowell. But 3 days before the season began, Coach McDowell announced he was stepping down, leaving rather large shoes to fill.

And the Lady Cowboys had to do just that because they have a state championship to defend.  In McDowell's final season at Southwood, he led the Lady Cowboys to their 10th state title under him.  But the season didn't stop for Southwood and the Lady Cowboys are currently ranked in the top 10 in the state and in district title contention.

After Friday night's win over Parkway, the Lady Cowboys are 15-7, which may be unusual for a Southwood girls team, but with 3 underclassmen in their starting rotation, the Josting era at Southwood looks bright.

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