Highland Hidden Talent: “The Country Club Quitters”

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Junior Jazz is bringing out the competitive side of Highland.

Junior Jazz is bringing out the competitive side of Highland.

Junior Jazz is bringing out the competitive side of Highland.

Ana Toronto, Staff Writer

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A great man once said, “Basketball isn’t just about the bright lights, packed arenas and highlight reels…Basketball is a relationship between you and the ball, you and your teammates.”

This is exactly how the senior boys’ Junior Jazz team, the Country Club Quitters, portray this sport.   

Emotions have skyrocketed as the Country Club Quitters prepare for their rivalry game against FG United, a team made up of highland juniors. These two teams have been preparing for this game for months and are very excited to see who’s hard work has paid off. Coach Oscar Maxfield of the CCQ is determined to win the game this Saturday but it will be a close call. Maxfield has yet to attend a game or practice but hopes to make an appearance at the rivalry game.

“We’ve scrimmaged the juniors multiple times this week and have yet to lose,” team captain Sam Whisenant said. “Personally if I can just make my layups I know I can put up at least two.”

Proximity also plays a major role in CCQ’s and FG United’s riviary. Both teams live in the same school district and attend the same school. Not even a mile is separating them.

This is both team’s second game of the season. The CCQ struggled during their last game 37-41 and FG United won their game 26-24.

Some players to watch this season are seniors Max Okland, Sam Whisenant, Spencer Thomas and junior Luke Jones. These players exemplify friendship, excitement and enthusiasm. Love and friendship is all they need to be a successful team. Each player brings something unique to the court.

Jones is the leading scorer at 14 points a game while Okland adds a much need 10 points a game. Sam Larsen has scored an average of 1 point per game but makes up for it with his team spirit.

The game will be played at Olympus High School at 1:00 pm.

 

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