It's been a long time since the Jefferson J-Hawks defeated the Linn-Mar Lions in a boys basketball game.
"Yeah, it was 1896," Jefferson Coach Stu Ordman quipped before the teams tangled Friday night at the Linn-Mar gym.
It wasn't quite that long, but it may have seemed that way to J-Hawk fans.
The drought is over.
Jefferson defeated Linn-Mar for the first time in nine seasons with a tense 46-44 verdict in a Mississippi Valley Conference game.