A New Beginning for Pelahatchie Boys Basketball


Devin Irvin, Staff Writer

After a summer of hard work put in by the Pelahatchie Varsity Boys basketball team they started the school year off with the same energy.

Although they lost three seniors—Jadarious Johnson, Jaymon Johnson, and Josh Wilson— this didn’t hinder the team from continuing to assert the same effort in practices and playing hard in a summer tournament held at Pelahatchie.

With a new head coach, Coach Lyles, the team has endured various different styles of practices that have been used to prepare them to compete during the season.

This past Saturday the Chiefs traveled to Florence, MS, to face off against the Florence Eagles during the Florence High School Classic. Coach Lyles knew this would be a tough game as Florence is a bigger school and one of the top schools in the state. The team also had another disadvantage with the Chiefs football team still being in the playoffs; there were players on the basketball roster who were not able to play in the game.

“Coach just wanted to see how we would compete and react to adversity knowing they were bigger than us,” said junior guard Wesley Anderson.

The Chiefs ended the game with a devastating loss of 101-55. However, they left learning an even bigger lesson as they realized midway during the game they could still compete with the Eagles considering they had to play their starters the entire game.

The Chiefs are going into their next game November 13 against the Scott Central Rebels with confidence that they can efficiently compete.