Basketball Is Almost Here


Tatum Beall

Coaches watch varsity practice

Guys, basketball season is almost here! After a loss last season in the playoffs, the Waxahachie Indians look to bounce back and go on a deep run this year, led by first-year Waxahachie head coach Corey Johnson.

This year’s team will feature a roster from players of all grade levels.

“Be patient and be ready to run,” said senior Justin Bohannon when asked about how his experience came into play when helping the younger players.

With this year’s team being somewhat young and maybe a bit inexperienced, sophomore Parker Jefferson gave advice he uses from some of the upperclassmen. He told me he learns from their mistakes and how to lead on and off the court.

This year will be the 1st year of Coach Corey Johnson’s Waxahachie coaching career. Last year with the Wilson Wildcats Coach Johnson lead them to a 20-13 record. He looks to improve that record here at Waxahachie.

“My goals for each season will always be to find a way to win a state championship and to help these guys grow as men on and off the court,” Coach Johnson said. “The goal is to be historic! On and off the court!”

Coach Johnson looks to lead this young squad to a positive season.

“My thoughts at the moment… I feel like we have the talent and potential to make a a statement across the state with this group, but I also know that we lack the experience and confidence that’s needed to do so,” Johnson said. “I’m hoping that our fall/preseason schedule helps with that. We only have 2-3 guys returning with real varsity experience, but if we can make the improvements I’m expecting this season, it can be the start of something special in this community.”

This season can be something special for the players at Waxahachie. Players like Parker, Justin, and Trae can help push this team over the edge. This season can be the start of an era here in Waxahachie. Now lets get out there and support our players whether win or lose. Good luck to the players and coaches. Go Indians!