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With high school basketball delayed this year, most teams are scrambling to prepare for the 2021 season that begins on January 4th. While Coach Mike McClintic and his staff have already hit the gym with their first official week of practice since the delay, he felt that the boys needed to up their game a bit, but without hitting the gym floor.
Practice was cancelled on Friday, December 19th so that the team could help load food packages on school buses so they could be delivered to students and families all across the county.
Superintendent Brian Alexander said 8,290 meals were delivered on Friday across the county, thanks to the boys' team.
"Each child received a treat bag with lots of fruit and cookies," he said. "All drivers and monitors received a fruit bag as well."
Coach Mac discussed how important it was for his team to offer help to school staff yesterday.
"I'm super proud of these boys for coming out on such a cold morning to load our buses," he said. "It truly shows the character of these young men. That's why it's such a privilege to have the opportunity to spend time with them and be their coach, both in and out of the gym."