Wolverine men’s basketball kicks off season

Published 10:30 am Friday, November 30, 2012

The team motto for this year is “Polk Basketball- All In!”

“We want everybody to be “All-In,” everyone buying into the program; coaches, each other, being a family, trusting each other. That’s from JV to varsity,” McEntire said.

Coach McEntire feels the emergence of the “Blue Crew” will go a long way in creating a great basketball environment for players and fans alike.

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“I think it will be a lot of fun having a good fan section,” he said.

Rosman game

“I was very pleased with our effort in the first half; it was an A-plus effort,” McEntire said. “The second half we did not come out with the same intensity and fire but still played (well) and got after it.”

A previous area of concern for the Wolverines was rebounding but in this game it was a positive stat for the team as a whole.

“We had 29 offensive rebounds and 53 overall, which is incredible. Todd (Yoder) had 21 and several other people had 7 or 8; we rebounded as a group well,” McEntire said.

Tonight’s Landrum Game

“It’s a lot of fun to play in an atmosphere like that early in the year. It’s good to get the kids exposure to a big atmosphere and a lot of fun for the people in the community…it’s a big rivalry.”

But coach is more focused on the bigger picture for the year.

“It’s a chance for us to get better and play a quality team and work on our ultimate goal to get ready for conference and win a conference championship. Landrum will be as good as anybody we play all year.  It will be a very tough test for sure,” he said.

McEntire coaches Polk men’s varsity team along with assistant coaches Jon Hampton and Kameron Kerr. Rachel Stewman, James Jackson and Will Trakas keep stats.