White County High School season openers less than a week away

by | November 9, 2017 9:03 am

Kanden Reeves goes up for a layup in Tuesday’s practice.

Dyson Reece takes a 3 in the Warriors’ scrimmage, on Tuesday afternoon.

As everyone in the area switches to Daylight Saving Time and darkness descends much earlier than during the summer months, it’s a perfect time to head inside for some basketball.

The White County High School Warrior and Warriorette season openers are less than a week away.

The teams will hit the road Tuesday to Knoxville for a Hall of Fame game against Farragut High School. Tip-off for the game is 5 p.m. CST. WCHS will have its home opener Friday when Cannon County visits for another Hall of Fame contest in the friendly confines of Roy Sewell Gymnasium. Tip-off for that is 6 p.m.

The teams have been getting in plenty of practice time, and each has had a scrimmage.

The Warriors hosted Red Boiling Springs, on Tuesday night. The varsity team play four 10-minute running clock quarters, with the Warriors winning that game after having to hold on late. The two teams then play two 10-minute running clock junior varsity quarters, and the game had to be decided in an extra 1 minute overtime quarter. Red Boiling Springs came away with that win, as they hit a 3 as time expired.

Coach Eric Mitchell had this to say about the game.

“I thought we played well in spurts tonight,” he said. “We jumped out early to a 20-3 lead early, but we couldn’t continue to expand that lead. I thought our first group did a good job coming out and getting us the lead. We just have to continue improving every day to be ready when the season gets here.”

The Warriors will travel to Livingston Academy, on Nov. 9, for their last scrimmage of the pre-season. The Warriors will take on Jackson County and Monterey. Those games are scheduled for 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. start times.

The Warriorettes traveled to Middle Tennessee Christian this past Saturday for a play day. They took on Siegel High School and USJ. WCHS finished 2-0 on the day.

After the scrimmages, Coach Michael Dodgen had this to say.

“I thought for the first weekend we did an overall solid job of handling things and played well,” he said. “We had some kids step up and do a good job. They worked their tails off Saturday. We just need to continue improving each day.”

The Warriorettes will welcome several high school teams from across the area to Sparta, on Saturday, for the final tune-up of the pre-season. Games will start at 8:30 a.m., in five different gyms, and run all day. See the other article for a full schedule and information about when the Warriorettes will play.

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