The Hackett Sr High boys’ basketball team is gearing up for the 2019-2020 season and the sky is the limit for all of the great things that this group can accomplish. The Hornets will be playing in the 2A-4 division and will be sharing conference play with Danville, Hector, Lavaca, Magazine, Mountainburg, and JC Westside.
Hackett will be led this season by first-year Hornet, Head Coach Kent Elmore. “To say I am excited about the 2019-2020 basketball season would be an understatement,” expresses Elmore. “We will be returning three key starters from last year’s team. Coach Broc Adams left this program in a great place for me to be able to come in and start right where he left off.”
“Seniors Zach Gragg, Dylan Katz, and Tyler Satterfield, along with junior Avery Hester, will all be returning this year. They all gave tremendous minutes last year and were huge assets to the team. With those four guys and a deep roster, I look forward to creating a fast-paced game that will test other teams’ endurance. Our offseason has been incredible. We have had 10 guys working their tails off day in and day out.”
“We were also able to witness a volleyball state championship during our offseason. I’m using their success as motivation for our guys who want to succeed and make a run for their own state tournament. We will have 18 guys ready to go for our senior high team. There are multiple sophomores that will see the floor this year with some even having a chance to earn a starting role. This being my first year as a Hornet, the players and I have meshed really well and have earned each other’s trust. I look forward to celebrating many successes with these guys!”