varsity Patriots bring home district championship
Team finishes unbeaten 26-0
Academy junior varsity boys used a championship win to
cap a perfect season last week.
downed Kirk Academy 67-50 Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the final
game of the District Tournament at Bayou Academy and
finished the superb 2004-05 campaign with a 26-0 record.
very difficult to go an entire season without losing a
game, said head coach Keith Taylor. Our goal
was to play hard every game, and we did that. Our motto
was refuse to lose. Ive been told
its the first undefeated junior high boys team in
Kirk by just four, 26-22, at the half, but increased the
lead to 11 points at the end of the third quarter before
winning by 17.
poured in 23 points for the Patriots. Spenser Autry was
also in double digits with 16. Tyler Sanders and Kyle
Young added nine each.
varsity Patriots had advanced to the championship game
with a 78-48 rout of Clarksdale Lee in the semi-finals.
the offensive sparkplug with a game-high 34 points. Adams
followed with 10.
really only had two or three close games all
season, Taylor said. This was a great bunch
of kids to coach. They bought into our system what
were trying to do.
were no selfish players. They simply hit the open man. It
was a total team effort.
varsity Patriots scored almost 1,500 points for the
season, while allowing just over 500.
team was good on defense, too, Taylor said.
It was a special season.
years JV team finished as district runner-up, and
only one starter returned.
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