BUTTE – Whether it’s the boys or the girls, Class A basketball is as competitive as it comes. It is a classification loaded with great talent that brings out the best in every team.
Brodie Kelly and the Butte Central boys know that all too well. Every game is a fight, and for the Maroons, being in the state tournament 12 of the past 14 seasons has continually put a target on their back. However, they seem to have a good method of being a consistently successful team.
“I think with that, the fact we got Cade Holter, who has played four years of varsity, we’ve got four juniors, this will be their third year of varsity, we have a lot of experience back,” Kelly said. “So I think guys are setting the bar pretty high, but we realize it’s very competitive in Class A this year. We’ve got to play real well every night.”
“I think something that always separates Butte Central is toughness,” Holter said. “I think our guys are going to go hard every minute of every game. I think we bring that to the table. There’s going to be a lot of fight from our team, winning or losing, and I think that’s something that’ll keep us in every ballgame.”
The Maroons tip off their season in Missoula a week from Friday.