The girls and boys of SCHS are back on the court shooting threes and breaking knees


Salma Hamed

Senior Maddie Jackson taking a shot at the hoop.

by Colton Schroer, Content Manager

“Our main focus for the season is to play hard and reach our full potential as we compete,” Head Boys Basketball Coach Rick Foster said. “We have a lot of skill work, a lot of conditioning, and a lot of high hopes moving forward in the season.”

On the other end of the court, the girls basketball team has the same vision and drive as the boys team which is to destroy their competition.

Our approach to this season is to be fearless.

— Blake French

“One of our goals for this season is to win more games than we did last year. We added a few opponents that are closer to our skill level and school size, so we should be able to compete a little more than last year,” Head Girls Basketball Coach Blake French said. “Another goal of ours is to average more points per game this year, which will help us win more games.”

The players on the court itself have the main goal to play hard and win games, but there are individual ways of achieving those goals.

“We have to keep a positive attitude and at the same time, be able to pass the ball and move the ball down the court,” captain Nik Pugh said. “Another important thing is shooting the ball and focusing on your shot to make it.”

As the season goes on, the teams have to keep up their momentum and energy to get farther into districts, conference, and hopefully a state title. Mistakes will happen during the season, but to overcome those mistakes is more important.

“Our approach to this season is to be fearless. The coaching staff and myself have been talking to our team about confidence and to play without worrying they will make a mistake. We know mistakes are going to happen,” French said, “but it’s how we respond to those mistakes that will either make or break us. When the girls relax, have fun, and play without fear, good things will happen.”