A Force to be dealt with

Published: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 01:03 PM.

While the Force might not have the population pool from which to draw, coming from a small town does have its advantages, Childs said.

“The kids have been playing sports together since they were 5 years old,” he said. “They have been playing football, basketball or something together since then. And this is our fourth year together as a basketball team.

“But really, I think we had a good plan on the offensive end and the defensive said of the ball. Really though, we just have several kids that just won’t quit. There’s no quit in them.”

'ABLE TO GO'

A lack of size was the biggest challenge the Force faced, Childs said.

“Our tallest player is 6-1 and we saw a 6-4 kid,” he said. “We saw a couple of 6-3 kids on the same team and one of them was a guard. As far as height goes, our kids weren’t as tall, but they were skilled and were able to go and go.

“I was anxious about how we would match up with these big kids, but I found out it was hard for them to run with us.”



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