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Broncos hope to build on success
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Tyler Beaty goes up for a layup in practice Thursday night for the Boyd Broncos. Beaty will be one of the senior leaders this season.
The Boyd Broncos basketball team is ready for a new season under head coach Lucas Majors. The Broncos enjoyed much success last season and Majors hopes that carries over into this one as they return several key starters from last year’s team.The Broncos will need to replace Isaiah Blanton and Ethan Phillips, but will be led by four seniors, including Blaine Wilson, Trey Cantrell, Tyler Beaty, who made up most of the Broncos scoring last season, and newcomer to the team from WCHS Joelah Soloman.Jayden Reno and Tyler Pomales also return to the team, giving the Broncos a somewhat loaded lineup heading into the season.Majors talked about what it means to him as a coach to have all of the talent coming back from a year ago.“I’m thankful and blessed,” said Majors. “I was lucky before I came here to get a chance to coach a lot of these guys on a travel team we had so I met them then and it’s an awesome feeling to have all of those guys back this season.”Majors added, “I just appreciate the school itself for giving me the opportunity, but having all of the talent back is a good feeling and I’m proud of all the hard work they have put in during their time here and they will start to see it pay off this year.”The team has been trying to get better over the summer traveling to several tournaments, according to Majors, and have fared well.“We placed second in a tournament this past weekend in the Super South Smyrna Showcase and have played in a few more and we were basically just doing the tournaments to get some games in.”Majors added, “In years past, me and my dad have struggled with keeping the ball rolling over the summer so it’s something I’ve really focused on this year.”Majors concluded on what it is going to take for the team to take it to the next level and not get overconfident heading into the season.“For me, how I approach this game is playing defense.