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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Waldron Ends BB Season On A High Note


Although the basketball season has come to an end for the Waldron Bulldogs, the boys along with their coaches have much to be proud of. The Bulldogs got a taste of success by setting a school record for season wins (23-10) and making only the third trip to a State tournament in school history. For the first time in seven years, Waldron traveled to Osceola to play Booneville in the State Tournament but ended falling short 84-72.

#15 Ruben Valdez and #10 Payton Brown

Leading the team in scoring was Payton Brown with 50 points. Drew Dozier with 11 points and combining for 11 points was Mason Ford, Gada Wagner, and Jacob Avila.

#13 Isaac Villareal, #2 Jacob Avila, #15 Ruben Valdez, and #20 Jaden Hutchens

Head Coach, Joshua Brown, expresses his thoughts on the season, “We had a great year. I’m very proud of our Bulldog Basketball team and the way that they competed throughout this basketball season! These years fly by and watching these boys grow into young men is the best part of coaching. I’m proud to be their coach and would take them over anyone any day.”

#2 Jacob Avila

“We accomplished more than a lot of people thought we would or could. Booneville did a great job and hit a lot of shots. We say goodbye to one senior, Drew Dozier, who has been a big part of our success. He has helped build our program and has been a leader for our team. He has been a great teammate and we will miss him!”

#11 Drew Dozier

The Bulldogs are already starting to prepare for next seasons run at State. “We will concentrate a lot on getting better defensively and rebounding. In games that we lost this year, we struggled with both of those areas but they are fixable and we will go to work on those,” said Coach Brown. “We hit some goals that we set at the beginning of the year of making Regionals and the State tournament. I know our guys aren’t satisfied and it left a hungry taste in their mouths to come back and do better next year. I probably don’t say it enough but I’m proud of these Bulldogs!”

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