Season preview: boys varsity basketball

With games beginning in mid-November, the varsity boys basketball team is feeling strong and ready to take on the season.

Leading a team of fifteen, with eight returning players, Head Coach Gary Pippin is optimistic about the upcoming season.

"Well, I have a really good core group coming back and if they work together real hard, I think we should be pretty competitive," Pippin said.

Senior player James Williams is confident that the team will do well.

"We're doing good this year," Williams said. "We're really conditioned and we have an unstoppable defense."

Returning player Heber Ovalles has high hopes for this season. He wishes for the team to go in modest but play every game like it's their last.

"I'm looking to win a district championship and go deeper in the playoffs," Ovalles said."We need to keep our head and treat every game like it's a playoff game. One game at a time, as a team."

Pippin believes his team can do well but knows that every game they play will be a challenge that they must work to overcome. He knows what it takes to make it far into the season.

"Everybody is good and if you don't show up ready to play, that's when you get beat," Pippin said. "It's going to take a lot of hard work, dedication, and concentration. They have a lot of potential, but it's going to be up to them to use that potential."

The boys be playing their first district game on November 17th at Andress High School at 7:30.