CHARLESTON -- Finishing just above .500 last at 14-13, the Charleston Bluejays enter the season with everyone one the roster having some experience on varsity from last year.
Not having to go through the basic and being able to jump right into drills has Bluejays head coach Danny Farmer excited about his team hitting the ground running.
"You don't have to start over when you start training," Farmer said. "They all have experience and they pretty much know what I want so we can kind of just take off from last year.
"And that's what I'm kind of thrilled about because they're kind of on track right now."
Though they lose a few players from last season squad that drove all the way to the Class 3, District 1 title game before falling 75-62 to the Kennett Indians, will bring back plenty of contributors from last years team, including second leading scorer Greg Tucker.
Others that some played notable time last year include Ryan Parham, Jerry Carter and Claude Armstrong.
"We're going to be young, but we're going to young with some experience," Farmer said. "We played a bunch of young kids last year and now they've had a year's experience. We're working hard and not looking to bad right now."
|N.30||at Dexter, 6 p.m.|
|D.6-10||SEMO Conf. Tourney, 7 p.m.|
|D.11||Heartland Hoopfest, TBA|
|D.14||Meridian, 6 p.m.|
|D.17||at Caruthersville, 6 p.m.|
|D.27-31||seMissourian Christmas||Tourney, TBA|
|J.7||Sikeston, 6 p.m.|
|J.11||NMCC, 6 p.m.|
|J.14||at SCC, 6 p.m.|
|J.18||Notre Dame, 6 p.m.|
|J.25||Kelly, 6 p.m.|
|J.28||at Kennett, 6 p.m.|
|F.1||at Jackson, 6 p.m.|
|F.11||Portageville, 6 p.m.|
|F.12||Union City, 2 p.m.|
|F.15||at Cape Central, 6 p.m.|
|F.18||Poplar Bluff, 6 p.m.|
|F.22||Doniphan, 6 p.m.|
|F.26||District Tournament, TBA|