Getting ready for the first game of the season can be a difficult challenge. It becomes even tougher when your head coach is not leading on the sideline.
That situation presented itself to the Farmersville boys basketball team, as the Farmers played their first game of the season without head coach Jeff Green. With Green stepping away for family reasons, assistant coach Quincy Roberts served as the coach on the sideline during the Farmers’ season opener Saturday, Nov. 14, at home against Dallas Legacy Christian.
“It was exciting, but it felt different,” Roberts said. “Given the weeks that we had trained with coach Green, so to step in for him was a different experience but not really a big change. I knew what coach Green expected, and the team knew what he expected. We just had to go out and execute his game plan and play well.”
In front of their home crowd, the Farmers started to rally in the fourth quarter, ultimately losing to a strong Legacy Christian squad, 82-74.
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By Jackson King • [email protected]