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February 25, 2013

DISHING THE WEEKLY DIME: Coach look-alike locks up an Oscar

ASHLAND — Will the real Buddy Biggs please stand up?

On Friday night at Boyd County Middle School, Ashland coach Buddy Biggs met Buddy Biggs.

Allow me to explain.

Biggs approached a young man who sported attire almost identical to that of the Tomcats’ head coach — a maroon blazer and tie, a white shirt and of course the black-rimmed spectacles.

Biggs reached out his hand, and his doppleganger, who was parked directly behind Ashland’s bench prior to the 64th District championship game against Boyd County, introduced himself.

“Hey, I’m Buddy Biggs,” said the impostor.

“I was like, ‘You look great, man,’” Biggs laughed as he recollected the exchange.

Fake Buddy was actually Scott Callahan, a Boyd County High School senior.

Callahan shockingly nailed Biggs’wardrobe selection aside from his pants. Real Buddy donned black pants, and Fake Buddy was dressed in khakis.

So, at halftime, Fake Buddy rushed to retrieve black pants to match Real Buddy for the rest of the game. He succeeded.

During the game, Fake Buddy mimicked every move Real Buddy made. If Real Buddy called out a number for a play, he heard an echo behind him. If Real Buddy yelled for a player to do something, Fake Buddy was there to reassure that the player heard the instructions.

“It was great! Our side was cracking up, “Biggs said. “To me, that's what high school basketball is all about. It's the spirit of the rivalry.”

Just a little good, clean heckling.

It made it a lot easier for Real Buddy to laugh considering his team won the game by 19 points.

Scott Callahan didn't come away empty-handed either. He earned a Monday Morning Point Guard Academy Award for “Best Body Double.”

Now for the rest of the 16th Region awards for the 2012-13 season in this week's “Dime.”

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