By Megan Hecox
After their game against Horatio last Monday, the Waldron Bulldogs will get a few days to rest and enjoy Thanksgiving and then its back to the grind. In the past week, both Jr High and Sr High teams were on the road for their last three games. It’s not slowing down either. When November 26th rolls around, the Bulldogs will be playing in multiple matches during that week.
The Sr High Bulldogs are feeling pretty high on the hog at the moment as they have slammed out a 5-0 undefeated season. Winning 73-62 against the Horatio Lions on Monday, the boys are looking to add to their wins column come next week. The Bulldogs were able to force a lot of turnovers and had 47 deflections in the Horatio game. They had good possessions and finished the game with a block out and a rebound. Head Coach Joshua Brown said “Defensively we have to improve. We played really hard but we have some breakdowns that we need to correct. Our guys have a few days off and then we will come back and get ready for a four-game week. There is not a lot of time to prepare so we have to be the best we can be each night.”
The Sr High girls are going into their break with a 1-3 overall season. But it’s not due to lack of hard work and determination. In Monday’s game against Horatio, the girls lost 37-36 in a heartbreaking ending. With 1.4 seconds left in the game, a free throw for the Lions determined the Bulldogs fate. Head Coach Josh Atchley had this to say “I continue to be amazed by how hard these girls are working. We still have to learn how to win these close games but we will continue to improve every day. We need to use these last few games to prepare for conference play.”
The Jr High boys were also able to grab a gritty win against the Horatio Lions improving their 3-3 overall season. “We have a pretty good mix of 8th and 9th graders and are starting to find our groove a little bit. Still needing some guys to step up if we are going to continue making strides to where we want to be,” says Coach Atchley. The next Jr High game will be on Tuesday, November 27th against Mena in Waldron at 430 pm.
The Sr High will face Danville at the Bearcat Classic in Booneville on Monday, November 26th. Following is Mena on Tuesday, November 27th.
By Megan Hecox