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Rebuilding Year For Eagle Boys Hoops

Bruning-Davenport/Shickley head boys basketball coach Greg Schroeder and his Eagles will play the hand they're dealt this season, but the card gods haven't been too kind to start.
BDS graduated seven seniors who provided 80 percent of the team scoring.  The remaining starter from last year is nursing a serious knee injury to begin the season.  The Eagles have also been bumped up to Class C-2 and will compete in a sub-district that contains Top 5 state-rated Sutton.
The season also begins with a forfeit win over Hampton and a weather-related postponed game with East Butler.
"We will be lacking varsity experience after losing seven seniors who played extensively for us," Schroeder said. "We have a couple guys who have limited varsity experience and some seniors that have waited their turn that will need to step up to the challenge of filling the void as leaders. We also have a nice group of underclassmen who we hope progress as the year goes on and can help contribute in some way. We will have to be strong defensively all year in order to compete and give us a chance to find ways to score."
Seniors Logan Schroeder and Jackson Grote will join junior Nolan Weber in the starting line-up.  Other players the second-year head coach will be looking at for minutes are Josiah Kamler, Isaac Kamler, Glenn Meyer, Isaac Else, Josh Swartzendruber, Eric Schroeder, Dalton Kleinschmidt and Kyle Ardissono.
The Eagles were 20-6 a season ago in Class D-1. BDS fell to Johnson-Brock 55-48 in the D1-1 District final and failed to advance to Lincoln.  This year, BDS joins Sutton, Thayer Central, Tri County and Wilber-Clatonia in the C2-2 Sub-district on Feb. 18, 19 and 21.  Schroeder sees Shelby/Rising City, Cross County and Giltner as the top squads in the CRC this year.