Oakland Mills basketball all-access

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The Oakland Mills High School boys basketball coach and team gave the Howard County Times an exclusive look into one of the top teams in Howard County sports – from the locker room, to the court, we follow the Scorpions in their last regular-season game at home on Friday, Feb. 21 against Centennial High School. Head coach Jon Browne was also wired for sound during the game.

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This video was conceived of by Howard County Times sports editor Brent Kennedy, whose relationship with Jon Browne over years of coverage provided the trust with which we were allowed access.

I followed Coach Browne through his pre-game preparations, spent time in the locker room and interviewed several members of the team. A lavalier microphone was placed on Coach Browne during the game, and we had more than an hour of footage of him speaking to players, yelling strategy and showing frustration with the referees’ calls.