On Tuesday, February 11, the Hackett Sr High Hornets banded together as an unbreakable chain and brought in their second win in a row. Taking down the Mountainburg Dragons 60-37, the Hornets have one conference game left on the season and they couldn’t be more pumped to get things rollin’. Dylan Kats unleashed the fury on the Dragons scoring 21 points while Cash Oliver netted 13, Jake Fisher and Jesse Esparza brought it five each, Zach Gragg and Austin Cowell made four apiece, Jaren Johnson obtained three points, Tyler Satterfield and Steven Jenkins snagged two, Ethan Slavens picked up one.
“Tuesday was an awesome atmosphere and my athletes loved all 32 minutes of what our fans brought,” stated coach, Kent Elmore. “It was one of my favorite victories I have ever been apart of. I have preached culture and being great teammates all year long. This short week we had an athlete go down to injury, an athlete playing ill, and a very special athlete who had to play in a game after suffering a tragic loss just this morning.”
“I sat in my office today and tried to find words to help him heal. The kid is special to me and all I knew to say to him is WE have his back. We sat and talked and I just listened and it made me realize how lucky I am to be at Hackett. Tonight our entire bench stepped up and played for each other. But as a coach, I know deep down all of us were playing and coaching for their teammate.”
In their final hardwood conference showdown, the (5-6) Hornets will host the (3-8) Westside Rebels on Friday, February 14 with the Lady Hornets playing first at 6 p.m. “The Hackett Hornets are playing some really good and fun basketball. I ask all of you personally to please come out and support our seniors as they will step onto their home court one last time. A win would put us in prime position going into the District Tournament!”