Yates was a mystery team for me this year. They didn't play in the holiday tournaments. So I didn't get to see them then. Then they started district play. Going to see them play the other 4A teams here in Houston is down right boring.
Then I finally got to see them in Kingwood vs Hardin Jefferson. I was impressed but I kept it to myself. I even thought they may just take it all. They had a deep bench like Silsbee had last year and the year before. They can run and press just like Silsbee, but they had a thing that Silsbee does not have. They got about five or six players that can consistently hit the three. So they ran with HJ for 2 & 1/2 to 3 qtrs until they got them tired. Then Yates started hitting 3s from around the circle. Right then I felt in the back of my mind that Silsbee was in trouble. I was hoping I was wrong. But it turned out I wasn't.
A team that can run and put five players on the 3 pt line that can shoot that is a serious combination. Hopefully somebody in the 77656 is going to the gym soon and working on that.
No criticism though. I love what I saw over the last four or five seasons from Silsbee. I thought I'd never see them win state. I got to see them do it twice. The 3peat should be already on the books. Still a two piece with some red beans & rice and a biscuit ain't too bad at all.