There’s no looking back for the Dickson County Cougars, as they’ve left behind the memories of last seaon and are focused on what’s to come for the 2016-2017 year. The season officially started Monday with the first practice, and Cougars coach Jason Tigert is optimistic about the weeks to come.
“This team has a tremendous energy level,” said Tigert.
“They have a high IQ, and are great student athletes to be around. They seem to love being in the gym, and what we’re most excited about is we have great energy and positive energy.”
Here’s a couple of things Cougar fans can look forward going into the season.
Who’s returning? Demontez Coleman returns for his junior year at the point guard spot and will be looked upon to help run the offense in the backcourt.
“His experience and vocal leadership is very important to us,” said Tigert.
Jacob Murphree, Trey Wiedman, and Darian Burns also return. All four have been given a couple of extra days rest due to them playing football.
What about district play? The District 11 slate will once again be challenging. Summit and Independence will be seen as the top tier teams in the district, and will be looking to once again challenge for the crown.
“This league is a very good league with great players and good coaching,” said Tigert.
“Anybody can beat anybody on a given night. You’ve got to be able to defend the three-point line. The Williamson County teams shoot it very well.”
Games to look forward to?
Nov. 7 scrimmage vs. Creek Wood.
Nov. 17 at Shelbyville (Hall of Fame Game).
Dec. 13. at Summit
Dec. 28-30 Above the Rim Tournament at Hickman County.
Jan. 10 at Independence.
Jan. 20 vs. Summit.
Jan. 14 at Lebanon (Game played at Wilson Central).
Feb. 7 vs. Independence.
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