Basketball on a roll heading into showdown with Nelson


Photo by: Chandler Elsbecker

Denton which defeated Azle last week is 5-1 in district entering their contest tomorrow night against Byron Nelson.

               The boys basketball enters the last game of the first half of district play Friday night at Byron Nelson with their sights set on winning a district title. The team enters the contest in a three way tie with Nelson and Guyer as all three sit at 5-1 in 5-4A play.

The Broncos entered district play with one win and six losses in non district, and looked like they were struggling. But as soon as people started to count them out, they completely flipped the script with running off five wins in their six district games. Head coach Harold Jackson has seen the improvement his team has made from non district, and targets that for their success.

           “We have now gotten into basketball shape,” Jackson said. “We are also starting to execute a lot better than we were before.”

           With things looking mighty high for the Broncos, Jackson knows that his team must do what they were coached to do if they want to continue being successful.

           “We have to continue to play defense, and get defensive rebounds,” Jackson said. “We want to turn our defensive stops into offensive points as much as we can.”

           The Broncos only district loss was against cross town rival Guyer, but since then the Broncos have been rolling off wins; however the next three games can play a major factor in the standings. Byron Nelson, Lake Dallas, and Guyer pose the biggest threat in the district, but Jackson makes sure his team is ready for every team they play against.

           “We don’t ever overlook anyone we play here at Denton High.,” Jackson said. “Every game we play is very important.”

      Before the Broncos can worry about anybody else, they must take it one game at a time, and take care of business against Byron Nelson, a team that is doing just as well.

    “We’re going to go out and compete with Byron Nelson, and we know that they’re a really good team,” Jackson said. “If we come out and execute the game plan, then hopefully we can find a way to win, and take that momentum into the following week and apply it to Lake Dallas and Guyer.”