A year ago the Vanguard boys’ basketball team won the program’s first playoff game.

Flash forward to 2019 and the Coursers have some bigger aspirations — a 3A state championship.

But in its first test of the state tournament, No. 4 Vanguard had to go into survival mode against No. 24 Strasburg before clinching a not-so-comfortable 67-60 win over the Indians.