WICHITA FALLS, Texas (TNN) - City View athletics is trending upward.
The Mustangs football team made history with its first playoff win and now the boy’s basketball team is trying to carry that momentum into its season.
“It comes over from football," City View head coach Bobby Morris said. "You start getting success from years past in basketball and in football and you can definitely see the program depth.”
“We’ve seen what it takes to go win a gold ball now," City View senior guard Jason Luster said. "So we are going to try to apply that same effort to basketball and go somewhere.”
And they have already gotten out to a good start, winning the Poolville Mesquite Pit Classic with wins over Jim Ned and Whitewright.
“We are just showing that we are meant to be here and even when we don’t play our best, we are still competitive," City View junior guard Jordan Lucas said.
“We have only had about five or six practices so if that is where we are starting at, it’s a good sign," coach Morris said.
And one of the reasons they have been able to have success so early in is the consistency in attitude from the football team; work hard and give everything you have on the court.
In the basketball world, that translates into a defense-first mindset.
“We played good defense all around and had the offense generate off of that so we saw what we need to do to go get somewhere," Luster said.
“There are times where we can’t get our offense to start going so we will move further into defense," Lucas said. "Once we get the defense going, our offense starts going and they work off each other like music.”
The Mustangs believe this style of play will reap great rewards and they can keep the success going at City View.
“We all have the same goal," Luster said. "We all want to go win district first and then eventually make it on to playoffs and go win a gold ball.”