La Crosse, Wisc. (WXOW)- The La Crosse Central Red Raiders were back on the court Monday for the first day of the high school basketball season. Central lost some key seniors to graduation last year in Noah Parcher and David Hayden.
This year they have seven seniors leading the team that want to play a big role. You can count on the top two scorers in Johnny and Jordan Davis. In addition, Terrance Thompson will be a big contributor as he averaged 8.2 points per game last season.
Although the other seniors haven’t played as big of a role in past years, there’s still plenty of confidence in what they are capable of this season.
“We’re excited for the challenge,” Head Coach Todd Fergot said. “We’re different this year, you know like any other year, we’re going to have to be at our best to reach our goals.”
“We’re a veteran team, so I think that is going to help us a lot,” Thompson said. “We can help the young guys out, me Johnny and Jordan and Charlie and Brecken so I think that’s one of our strengths. We can all shoot the ball. I think that’s one of our most underrated things that we can do.”
“I’ve seen a lot of improvement over the off-season because Brecken and Payton Fife you know they didn’t play football, and Charlie too,” Davis said. “They didn’t play football. They’ve just been in the gym the whole time lifting and getting themselves ready for the season, so I mean it should be fun.”
Central will host Marshfield in their season opener Friday December 6th.