"I really I wish I could have started off on the right track from the first game.''
While Watson had a slow start to this season, on the other hand, Reed started very quickly, earning his starting position during preseason practices.
"It's been fun playing with Hoey,'' Reed said. "We know each other so well, we know each other's strengths, each other weaknesses and we can count on each other.
"It hasn't been the best season, but it also hasn't been the worst. We are going to take everything we've learned this year and apply it to next season.''
Luke admits that something the coaches expect from both players.
"We believe they have the potential to be very good players in our program,'' he said. "Now, it's up to them to do the work in the offseason to get better.''
If the 'Backer Brothers' are able to make major improvements this offseason, the Danville Vikings could find themselves back into the IHSA Playoffs.