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Jr Bulldogs Will Continue To Grow

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The 2018-2019 basketball season has come to an end for Waldrons Jr High boys’ team. Playing in over 30 matches, the Bulldogs faced some bigger heavy hitter teams as well as a few mediocre teams. But no matter what the boys were faced with, they always kept their feet grounded and their heads held high.

The Jr Dogs finished their season with an epic game against rivals, the Mansfield Tigers, in their District Tournament. Waldron lost 28-27 but they are still proud of how they played and are already thinking about what they are going to do for next season.

Head Coach for the Jr boys, Josh Atchley, said this, “I am so proud of the way those guys have grown throughout the year. The 9th-grade boys have continued to work hard and add value for the last three years. We had a team full of inexperienced players and kept getting better as the year progressed. I look forward to next year and the continued growth of our team. We will return several players next year and look to have another successful season. This group of Jr High guys have fallen in love with the game, and for me as a coach is one of the greatest feelings you can have.”

“I look forward to seeing our whole program grow with this group of kids. I would like to thank the parents and supporters of our team as well. It is a huge commitment to work as hard as these guys have and that would not be possible without people who support them. Roger Sparks, Konnor McKay, Kerry Barnett, and Ray Jett are rockstars at the scorer’s table and have volunteered for many years. We are all very appreciative of them,” expressed Coach Atchley.

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