Photo by Ivory Rightnar
Senior Garret Belknap played in the last regular season game against Winfield Feb. 27. Belknap had not played basketball in a competitive setting since he was in 7th grade because he realized he would rather manage. Belknap and the team had no idea he was playing until after practice on Wednesday, giving him no time to practice plays with the team.
“I’m going to be honest; I was pretty scared all day, pretty nervous, the team all can tell you the same. It was a pretty good feeling, I’m not going to lie,” Belknap said.
Belknap went into the game during the third quarter, but did not score. He then went in again during the fourth quarter and in the last minute of the game with an assist from sophomore Josh Burton, scored and the crowd went wild screaming and jumping.
“Making the shot felt pretty good, but it all goes out to my team; they’re amazing. I love every single one of them. I love all the coaches, and it has been a great three years,” Belknap said.