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Anna Saufferer, Sports Writer - Snohomish Times
Turning heads after they took the championship in the Max Preps tournament in California Jackson was held to high expectations, as this tournament grew closer. The Timberwolves success had them favored by many fans. They went up against very talented teams in the Hardwood classics and produced the best outcome they could as a team.
“Taking a picture after a win was nice. I have some pictures after we lost and they are brutal.” Said Johnson
With a history of state appearances going back to 2006 six when they won 5th, the Timberwolves are proud to have placed again to represent the school. Through a lot of peoples hard work the Jackson program has grown and produced talented teams through the years. This year’s team was no different as the players produced great talent. This was a special team not only full of seniors but also guys who had played together for quite sometime.
With teary eyes and lots of bro hugs the Jackson senior boys bid farewell to the Dome. What a ride it had been for the seniors on the team. “I know as coaches and players we worked as hard as we could,” said Johnson “The run this group has had with all we have accomplished, I would say is pretty impressive.” And what a team it was. With a second place in the state tournament the year before, the Max Preps championship, and now fourth place at the state tournament, this team is one for the books.
“It’s weird to think it is over.” Said Jason Todd. So many hours and practices were put into this program from the seniors of this year. Numerous amounts of time dedicated to further the Jackson basketball team. Johnson tells us, “As much as we will miss these guys, there is also a great group coming up, with three guards returning.”
As amazing players leave the team, they made big imprints on the underclassman that will be returning next year. “It is tough seeing so many great players and guys move on, but it was a incomparable learning experience as we move onto the next year.” Said Sam Saufferer and Frank Rossi, two returning guards for the Timberwolves.
The community surrounding this team is very supportive as the players move on. I know we will all be watching these seniors as some step up to continue their basketball careers at the college level. It is hard to wind down from a weekend like that but the experience was a memorable one.
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