HI HAT – Defending 58th District boys’ basketball champion South Floyd enjoyed a successful summer season, reaching the semifinals of the Georgetown College team camp tournament.
“We had a good summer and got a lot of games in,” said South Floyd Coach Justin Holbrook. “We were a little shorthanded but still did well. We lost in the semifinals of the tournament at the Georgetown College team camp.”
South Floyd is set to return its entire cast from last season, along with multiple talented young players.
“We had some younger kids step up earlier in the summer,” Holbrook added. “We return all of our starters from last season’s team, so we’re looking forward to having a good season. Last season, we were led by Andrew Tackett, who averaged around 17 points per game. We will also have J.R. Tackett, Brady Ousley, Hunter Johnson and Poppa Trammel, as well as Jake Collins. Brady Conn will be a freshman and will play a big role when the season starts.”
In addition to looking to repeat in the 58th District, South Floyd will take the floor for preseason practice in mid-October preparing to vie for region titles.
“Hopefully we’ll be able to get the district title again and be in the mix for the All “A” and the region championship this year,” Holbrook added.
Following a loss to Pike County Central in the opening round of the 15th Region Boys’ Basketball Tournament, South Floyd exited the 2014-15 season with a 12-18 record.
South Floyd is scheduled to host 15th Region foe Pikeville for a 2015-16 season-opener on Dec. 1. The Raiders are slated to play in the the Smoky Mountain Classic, Kentucky Farm Bureau/Pikeville Invitational and 15th Region All “A” Classic during the upcoming season.
Steve LeMaster is the editor of The Floyd County Times. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.