The Waldron Sr High Bulldogs are at it again. The boys have spent their entire basketball season wiping the competition up one side of the court and down the other. And after making it this far, the Bulldogs have zero plans of stopping now.
Waldron used this past week in Regionals, annihilating the other teams and ensuring that they would remember the Bulldogs for seasons to come. Waldron matched up with the Clinton Yellowjackets in the first round of Regionals securing a 56-53 victory. Next, they took on the Charleston Tigers. After facing Charleston three times and losing to Charleston three times, Waldron was ready to put the Tigers to bed. They left Charleston in the dust in the second round winning 71-53.
Sealing their bid in the Championship round, the Bulldogs were ready to battle Valley Springs. After playing a tough physical game, the final score read 60-43 Valley Springs with Waldron earning the 2019 Regional Runner-Up title. Now, for the first time in seven years, the (23-9) Waldron Bulldogs are headed to State. “I am proud of our guys and the way they Locked In when it was time to go to work,” said Head Coach, Joshua Brown. “We haven’t been to State since 2012 so it’s a good feeling to be playing this week. There are only 16 of 64 left and to be one of those still playing was a goal for this team. We will be playing Booneville so it is a familiar match-up for us and for them. They know who we are and we know who they are. We just get to travel 300+ miles to play the game! I know our kids are looking forward to it and I know their kids will be ready to go as well. Coach Denton does a great job and they have had a lot of success these past few years.”
Waldron will face the Booneville Bearcats in the 2019 3A State Tournament on Wednesday, February 27. Being played in Osceola Ar, the Bulldogs will tip-off at 5:30 p.m.