“They are excited about the game,” he added. “It’s just these little, small mental lapses that are holding us back now. Once we get those fixed and corrected, we’re going to be a hard team to beat.”
The Hilltoppers will next play in the Hayden’s Classic which is scheduled to begin December 27. The Trojans are next scheduled to take on Chrisman tonight as part of the St. Joseph-Ogden Leader Classic. They will then face Salt Fork on January 7.
For now, they will soak up the satisfaction of earning their second win of the season. Their fight in getting the win Tuesday despite Schlarman Academy’s intensity is what has the Trojans’ hopeful for a successful season.
“Us seniors, we kind of devoted ourselves to emphasize to the team to not put our heads down,” Johnson said. “We’re going to be more of a team, and we’re going to fight through anything. Even if we’re down by 20 with a minute left, we’re still going to go hard and we’re not going to give up. We’re going to fight through and stay strong.”