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Waldron head coach Anthony Thomas, left, and Jac-Cen-Del head coach Scott Smith, right, share a moment together on Saturday after the Eagles beat the Mohawks for the Sectional 60 title.

There is nothing but respect between the two programs. The Waldron and Jac-Cen-Del girls’ basketball teams, which met in a sectional final for the third consecutive season on Saturday, have grown quite fond of one another in recent seasons.

WHS head coach Anthony Thomas and JCD head coach Scott Smith aren’t just rivals. They are friends. That, mixed with their recent history in postseason games, made the Waldron Sectional final on Saturday an exciting contest.