All 10 of this year’s varsity boys basketball players also played football.
“This is very typical of small town sports, everybody plays everything,” said Coach Eli Boxell.
With the Bobcat football team playing for and winning the state championship on Dec. 16 and basketball district play starting Dec. 20, there was very little crossover time.
“The accomplishments achieved by this year’s football team, have been nothing but astonishing!” Boxell said. “Unfortunately for the members of the varsity basketball team, they would have to square off with Bishop at their place with only one day of practice under their belts.”
This year’s varsity squad includes senior Justin Franklin, juniors, Brett Davis, Malcolm Franklin, Logan Myers, and Tevin Nash; sophomores, JB Brown and Travis Quintanilla; freshman, Tyler Castellano, James Durst, and Anfernee Friar.
Davis led the team with 22 points, Quintanilla contributed 14, Myers added 13, Nash, nine, JB Brown, six, Justin Franklin and Durst, two each and Malcolm Franklin, one.
“Vince Lombardi once said ‘winning is a habit, unfortunately so is losing,’” Boxell said. “These young men have proven time and time again that they are indeed winners.”
It would take three over-times to do it but the Bobcats prevailed in a 70-68 victory over the Bishop Badgers.
These young men will get a well-deserved break for the holidays and pick back up on Jan. 3, as they host Banquete for their second game of the season.