BUTTE – “This one could be a kick start you know the season is coming to an end and we need something to jump start us, and I think this momentum would since this one is little bit more special than the other ones could kick start us in the right directions,” says Butte High senior guard Clay Ferguson.
Ferguson has the right mentality, but in order for that kick start to happen the Bulldogs have to take down one of the best teams in the state. But head coach Luke Powers has all the faith in the world his team can pull it off.
“For starters I absolutely believe in our team and I believe in our kids,” says head coach Luke Powers. “I think we’re a pretty darn good two win team at this point in the season. We compete with just about everyone, but it’s time to get over the hump.”
And for the Maroons this game is just as important. They come in riding a 2 game losing streak after a pair of road losses. But for a team that was undefeated prior to those games they’re happy that being away from the MAC center tonight still feels like a home game to them.
“Butte High plays a handful of their games there, but the logistics of not having to travel having your fans here that’s a different deal, so I wouldn’t necessarily call it a road game,” says Maroon’s head coach Brodie Kelly.
For many of the kids you’ll see on the floor tonight this game has been marked on their calendars all season long. Playing in front of thousands of their family and friends never seems to get old. Even for those who have played in this game multiple times.
“Yea it’s crazy when you walk into the gym you know you get excited,” says junior guard Luke Heaphy. “You know that everyone’s watching you and the eyes are on you but you get really excited always.”
Be sure to tune back to KXLF at 10 o-clock for full game highlights.