The Waldron Sr High Bulldogs basketball team has secured their spot in Regionals and is moving on to the next battle. The Bulldogs went head to head against the Clinton Yellowjackets in last nights heart-stopping game, matching strength and wits. As the dust finally settled, the final score read 56-53 Waldron.
Head Coach, Joshua Brown, beaming with excitement said this about his boys, “To say that I am proud of our guys would be a huge understatement! When we got on that bus to head to the gym, these guys were LOCKED IN. When we were watching the games before us you could see it in their eyes. LOCKED IN! Basketball can be an emotional roller coaster.”
“We built a 10 point lead and we were up by 6 at the half. Clinton started hitting shots and got up by 9 but we made the last run in the 4th quarter and came away with a 3 point win! It was one of the gutsiest wins I have ever been a part of. These Bulldogs picked each other up and never let each other down. When things got tough, they got closer. We had some guys step up and hit some huge shots. Our bench was ready to go. This team keeps amazing me but we still have work to do!”
The (22-8) Bulldogs will compete against the Charleston Tigers tonight at 8:30 pm in the 3A Regionals Tournament. If Waldron wins, they will go on to face either Valley Springs or Elkins in the State Championship on Saturday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. If Waldron loses, they will face Valley Springs or Elkins for the third place title on Saturday, F