SFHS basketball teams open season Nov. 21, amid virus, injury challenges

by Jake Clapper

Basketball season for the Lady Red Devils and Red Devils opens this weekend, Nov. 21, at McKenzie in a Hall of Fame game.

We sat down with South Fulton High School girls’ basketball head coach, Curt Lee, and talked to him about the upcoming season.

South Fulton High School Lady Red Devils basketball team has gone from 10 ball players to 7 in just a matter of weeks. “We started practicing with 10 players, and then we had two tear their knees up and have one more out quarantining.” Coach Lee said.

“Looking at our starters right now we are looking at our Juniors. Our juniors are the only ones who are coming back with any experience from last year. Cashaya Mclerkin is our returning point guard, and Kailey Mayo is our returning forward this year.”

When asked what Coach Lee’s goal for this season he said, “It’s to just get through the season, but that’s everyone’s goal right now. Everyone could be in the same situation as us one week to the next with the Corona virus.”

“Our biggest asset this year is that we have three juniors with experience, so the majority of what we have on the floor will have that experience. The freshman coming up are coming off of a good ball team, so anyone we put on the floor this year can get out there and play a little bit.” Coach Lee said.

“Our biggest challenge is going to be our numbers. We can be disrupted at any moment because of either the Corona virus or injuries can put us out for a while from game to game.”

South Fulton High School boys’ basketball head coach, Coach Angelos spoke with The Current about the upcoming season.

Coach Angelos was asked about his plans for the starting five this year and he said, “Beau Britt, Bryce McFarland, Rider Whitehead, and Brock Brown for sure but the five spot is up for grabs right now.”

Coach Angelos is looking to “earn a winning record and advance to the regional semi- finals at least”.

Coach Angelos stated, “With 11 returning players our greatest asset for this season is our experience. While our overall quickness and losing Cade Malray to a football related injury.”

“Covid-19 has created some challenges for us due to lack of team camps this summer and no pre-season scrimmages.” Coach Angelos said.