BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dothan High School boys basketball team made history competing in the AHSAA Boys 7A State Semifinals for the first time in Wolves history.

Dothan took on the Hoover Buccaneers in the Final Four at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.

The Wolves’ historic season came to an end at the hands of the Bucs 53-41.

While the team hoped for more, first year Head Coach Jeremy Bynum is proud of this Wolves team.

“Just looking at those guys crushed like that man, it’s just tough to see them feel like all the work they’ve put in went down the drain, but that’s not the case,” Bynum said. “We’re going to go back to Dothan. There’s a lot of people back home that are really proud of us.”

Troy signee Thomas Dowd led Dothan with 17 points and nine rebounds.

He says wearing the Wolves’ uniform has meant everything to him.

Dowd is especially proud of the way this team came together toward the second half of the season.

“I’ve never played team basketball like that before,” Dowd said. “It was a whole new experience for me. It was a great feeling experience. It almost changes the way you look at basketball a little bit. These guys are my family. They’re not just people I play with.”

There is still so much to celebrate this season: The Wolves’ first area title, first regional title, and the first First Four appearance for a Dothan City School since 2002.

A record-breaking year comes to an end with a 27-5 record, but Bynum says this is only the beginning for the Wolves.