Bobcat Boys Open Season on the Road
Suffer two defeats to start the year
The Bobcats started the season with two tough losses last week end. On Friday we traveled to Gordon-Rushville to open the season. The Mustangs were victorious by a 66-28 score. We played well the first half, taking a 10-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and only falling behind by 8 at the intermission. The second half the Mustangs wore us down with their depth. I was proud of our guys for battling as hard and long as we did. Seniors Jordan Petersen and Luke Moser led the Bobcats in scoring with 11 and 10 points respectively. Freshman Casey Stangle, and sophomores Nick Wood and Michael McCoy chipped in 2 points each and senior Beau Broadway knocked down a free throw. Petey and Luke also led us on the boards with Jordan snaring 12 caroms and Luke 9.
Saturday night found us on the road again as we trekked to Hyannis to tangle with the Longhorns. Hyannis has a very sound team this year and we came out on the short end by a score of 57-27. I felt we had spent a lot of energy with only 8 players available on Friday and we were a little leg weary against a trapping Hyannis squad. The Bobcats were led in scoring by sophomore Tyler Swanson's 10 points, followed closely by Jordan Petersen's 8 and Luke Moser's 7. Rounding out the scoring was Beau Broadway with a basket worth 2 points. Luke grabbed 9 rebounds and Tyler 8 to lead us in that category.
I know we will improve as the season progresses and I am enjoying the heck out of coaching these guys. We look forward to improving each day in practice and are excited to continue our early season schedule.