“Being able to set out and get what we have wanted to accomplish ever since we got into high school, our whole lives really, it means a lot,” said senior Nathan Davis as he reflects on his time at Bellwood-Antis High School.
When the B-A boys basketball team hoisted the hardware last Friday night, it was almost surreal.
This is a team who just two years ago went 5-17, but that rough record just made the Blue Devils want to get better.
“I think winning 5 games put a lot of drive in us because that was a horrible season for us,” said Jake Burch. “We’re not expected to do that so it put a lot of motivation for us to get back at it.
“I think it also says a lot about the camaraderie we have as a team,” added Davis. “We’re so close off that court that it reflects our style of play on the court. We mesh so well together and it shows.”
Now they’re heading to the state tournament as the top seed out of AA in District Six.
Awaiting them is a team that’s no easy task, it’s the sixth seed out of the WPIAL, Quaker Valley.
“They definitely have our respect. They have I think 20 wins coming in. 20 wins in the WPIAL, that’s definitely not something to look past,” Davis said.
The Blue Devils think if they put together the type of performance they have all season, they’ve got a pretty good chance.
“We just have to work hard and come everyday. We pride ourselves on defense so if we get stops defensively, I think we’ll be alright,” said Burch.