NW Whitfield Racking Up the Victories Despite Being Undersized

Tunnel Hill, GA-(WDEF-TV)

Northwest Whitfield has been tearing it up on the hardwood this season. They’re 22-3, which is their best record in nearly a decade.

Northwest Whitfield plays like a veteran Class 4-A team, but they sure don’t look like one, given their lack of size.
Said head coach Ryan Richards:”We’re not going to scare many people walking into the gym. Once the ball tips up, and they get after it. It’s pretty impressive.”
Reporter:”Does this team have a forward or a center?”
Said guard Will Anderson:”No. Not really. I mean our center right now is Collin Hall, but he’s about as tall as me, and I play the two guard. It’s kind of hard to have a 6’3 guy as a center.”
Added Richards:”You can’t teach size, and we don’t have any. So we just have to pour our hearts into everything we’re doing, and that’s what they’ve done, and they’re doing a great job of doing that.”
Talk about a great job…the Bruins have won 12 in-a-row.
Said guard Calvin Jackson:”It’s just our pace of play. We like to get down the floor, and it’s just our defense. We like playing defense and just getting after it.”
It also doesn’t hurt to have a physical point guard like Peyton Baker.
Said Anderson:”Every team dreams of having a Peyton Baker.”
Said Jackson:”Peyton is an all-around player. He can pass. He can dribble. He’s like deadly from mid-range as you can see. He’s really good at everything.”
Coach Richards says it has been a joy watching this team play.
Said Richards:”What surprised me most is how unselfish they have become, and how they bought into their teammates. So I knew they could, but it’s not always easy in the world we line in today if you get kids to do that, but they’ve done it. I’m really proud of them.”

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