Bossier Bearkats boys basketball coach Jeremiah Williams used the power of the underdog to propel his team's run to the Class 4A championship game in March.
As the 2009-10 high school basketball season begins in earnest tonight, Williams won't have that piece of motivation for his team. In this area, the Bearkats are much more favorite than little engine that could.
"We've got to learn to play as the hunted instead of trying to hunt somebody," Williams said. "We've got to get used to playing that role. We're used to being the underdogs, people saying we're too small and we're not supposed to win. Now people are expecting us to win."
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Players To Watch in the Shreveport/Bossier Area According to the Shreveport Times
Many High Senior Guard Dantrell Thomas(pictured below) will look
to lead the Tigers to a 2A State Title after falling to Springhill in the
Championship last season
Mike Davis, Southwood
JaRod Farmer, Huntington
Ron Richardson, Calvary
Dantrell Thomas, Many
Jalan West, Bossier
Booker T. Washington