Nick Jones had to buy a new shirt after the North Coast Section championship basketball game against the De La Salle Spartans. After the Trojans won, players Dawson Johnson and Juan Anderson rushed to pour Gatorade over their coach, who helped them to win the first NCS championship ever for CVHS.
“That was a $40 shirt,” Jones said later, laughing.
Since Jones has been the coach, the boys varsity basketball program has taken off. This year, the Trojans won just their fourth HAAL championship with an undefeated league record in addition to their first-ever NCS crown.
The Trojan Den stood faithfully under the basket for the entire game. The final buzzer sent them off; they rushed the court screaming and laughing.
“It’s an awesome feeling. I can’t describe it. Seeing all the fans and the community here is special and when the crowd rushed the floor… it was awesome,” Jones said about the remarkable celebration.
Going into the game, Jones said, “It’s going to be a tough game, competitive. I’m looking forward to it and I hope we come out on top.”
The Trojans definitely came out on top, beating De La Salle 60-42.
“I feel great!” said player Warren Wright, who scored two points, as he watched Anderson pour Gatorade over their coach for a third time.
Roderick Bobbitt, the starting point guard, scored a total of 20 points and Anderson put up 14. The boys are very happy.