With the large majority of their regular season already behind them, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team has started off strong, with a 10-6 record. With the coaches and players preparing to take the court with high hopes leading towards their Districts games in the new year, the season has made a lasting effect, as seniors like Jimmy Mouser have seen the team’s promise and improvement from the very beginning.
“This season as a whole so far has been positive,” said Mouser. “We have had a couple of losses but overall we continue to grow and improve everyday that we’re in the gym. As seniors, the coaches decided to leave a lot of the responsibility up to us as a team. It’s made us a better team than I have previously been a part of…it’s a long season and it looks promising, but there is still work to be done. “
Believing that their Districts games against Keller, Fossil Ridge and Haltom High Schools will be their most difficult competitors, Mouser has learned overtime the strengths and weaknesses that have made the team, creating a balance of key factors to play off of.
“This season is the most unique and special season of basketball I’ve played…my teammates are like family,” Mouser said. “We have all played together for so long and we know each other well enough that we are able to play off of each other’s strengths and weaknesses…I love every minute of it.”
With five games let in their season, the team itself has created a standard expectation for each player, hoping to minimize their losses and maximize the season to the fullest.
“Some ultimate team goals we have are to win district, win a playoff game, and to always be as competitive as possible,” continued Mouser. “[We try to be] “everyday guys”. “Everyday guys” means [that we need to] show up on time ready to compete and ready to go hard and get better every single day.” We really push the concept of “no days off.”