Basketball season swings into full force


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Senior Tyler Adams goes up for the score in a preseason game against Groesbeck. With both football and volleyball done for the year, the basketball teams are moving into tournament season.

    With the football team in the playoffs, the basketball teams were already practicing and in preseason before football season was even over. Football players who play both sports had to wait until their after the bi-district game to leave the field for the court; once the football team lost to Corrigan-Camden in the first round of the play-offs, they finally got their chance.

    “Don’t get me wrong, I love football, but basketball is my sport,” senior Tyler Adams said, “It’ll be my last year to play high school basketball, so I plan to make the best of it.”

    This is coach coach David Land’s second year as the team’s varsity coach, but the boys’ record has already improved.

    “Being a coach in a small town makes it easy to make a difference in these kids lives,” Land said. “I’m ready to really get into the season, and show the improvements that both the guys and girls have made.”

    The girls also had to wait for one season to end before starting the next one, with players who hit the court for both volleyball and basketball putting in double practices while the seasons overlapped. They didn’t mind the hard work.

    “We have really started to push harder than before,” junior Marissa Jones said. “The practices are hard and make you feel like you just want to quit, but in the end I know that our hard work will pay off to make a great season.”