By Megan Hecox
The Waldron Bulldogs are off to a slam dunk of a season. The Sr High boys team is 2-0 overall while the Sr High girls team is 1-0. Both Sr High teams along with the Jr High boys and girls will be hitting the road this week to battle Magazine and Atkins. The Jr High team will also travel to Ozark for the Priority Bank Junior Invitational.
The Sr High boys have started their season off by conquering both DeQueen and Mulberry with scores reading 74-44 and 79-43. Giving his opinion of his hot shot of a team, Coach Joshua Brown says “The returning players scored a lot of game minutes last year so they already know how to play the game. I feel like we have some good depth and some young guys who can step in right away and help us. We have some size on the perimeter and inside. I’ve got guys who will take charge and that can be a huge difference maker in close games. Our goal is to win every day, in practice, in games, and on and off the court.”
Josh Atchley coaches the Sr High girls team and the Jr High boys team. The Sr High Lady Bulldogs were victorious 51-26 in last weeks game against Mulberry. Coach Atchley says “The girls are eager to get on the road and compete. They are very motivated to show up and play at Magazine. With so many seniors, this team has strong leadership.” The Jr High boys are still searching for their identity in the young season. “We have to find the right mix of guys right now,” said Coach Atchley “We are playing hard and getting things figured out. We just have to keep working.”
The Jr High Lady Bulldogs are excited to finally get the season going. “These girls have worked so hard in off-season and pre-season and I’m ready to see them put all of that hard work into action this week. They have really impressed me with their work ethic and hustle during practices. I’m eager to see what this team can do and getting to watch them improve as the season continues.” said Head Coach Hannah Scantling.
The Jr High team will compete in the Priority Bank Invitational on Wednesday. The girls will start at 3:45 with the boys following at 4:45. On Tuesday, November 13th both Sr and Jr High teams will play at Magazine against the Rattlers starting at 4 pm. On Friday, November 16th, the Bulldogs will face off with the Red Devils at Atkins starting at 4 pm.