On Tuesday, Nov. 24, the Clinton Dark Horses kicked off their basketball season in a fun way by hosting inter-squad scrimmages.
The Sampson Middle School, Clinton Junior Varsity, and Clinton Varsity men’s teams all participated in scrimmages against their teammates on Tuesday. The event was a success, according to Varsity head coach, Randy Jordan.
“It was an absolutely fabulous event,” said the Dark Horse head man. “We really are pleased with the turnout that we had, and the support we had from the community and from the parents especially.”
The event featured fan give-aways and a 3-point shootout from the players. There was also a time where the future Dark Horses, as in kids of all ages were able to go out on the floor and get up some shots.
“That’s what this event is all about,” admitted Coach Jordan. “We are hoping this event fires up the whole community about our basketball season starting, and to see the kids and everyone out there having such a good time, well, we were able to do what we were trying to do.”
Clinton won’t have their full basketball team until their football season is over, and Jordan said that he is quite alright with that. “No doubt we will miss some of those guys early in the season, but we are pulling for them not to come back until Dec. 14, because that would mean that they are playing in and hopefully winning a state championship. When they come back, it will no question help our team.”
This event was scheduled to allow everyone to relax and get ready for the season according to Jordan. “It’s all about getting out there, playing relaxed ball and having a good time when it comes to this event. We are trying to build team chemistry, and as we do every year, we are hoping to make this season the best that it can be for our players, our fans, and everyone in the community. We are looking forward to starting our season Friday.”
Clinton will begin their season on Friday, then play again on Saturday as they participate in their annual Dark Horse Tip-Off Classic.