Stanton Boys looking for dynamic season

Stanton Boys looking for dynamic season
December 1st, 2022 | Jeff Axtell

Team: Stanton

Mascot: Mustangs

Colors: Orange and Black

Class: C-2

Conference: East Husker

Head Coach: John Schmidt (1st season)

2021-2022 record: 13-12 (lost to Walthill in Sub-District Final)

Returning Starters: 2

Overview:

The Stanton Boys Basketball Team expects big things this year and has high expectations under first year Head Coach John Schmidt.

Coach Schmidt takes over the program for Cole Beebe, who coached the team for two seasons.

Coach Schmidt gives us his background.

Coach Schmidt says his team has some real solid kids coming into this year.

Coach Schmidt adds the team looked really good together when they had everyone together this summer.

The Football Team had a ton of success in the fall, and I think that can and will carry over into Basketball.

These kids know how to win, and I think the Mustangs could back to being the type of team this program has seen in the past.

Season Outlook:

Stanton looks for a great season this year. Coach Schmidt says executing will be important and key.

I think the Mustangs could be one of the standout teams in the East Husker Conference this year, and could make some real noise this season.

Stanton opens up the season at Howells-Dodge on Friday. Coach Schmidt says the Jaguars are tough customers.

The Mustangs are in Sub-District C2-5 with Clarkson/Leigh, Norfolk Catholic, Lutheran High Northeast, and Madison.

Coach Schmidt says they will see every one of these teams in the regular season.

I think that will be a benefit and a good thing for Stanton.

The Sub-District is very tough and loaded though so that makes the regular season that much more important for the Mustangs.

I look for Stanton to go about 5-3, maybe 4-4 before the Holiday Break, and then pick up quite a few wins in the second half of the season as the schedule lightens up.

2022-2023 Stanton Mustangs Boys Basketball Schedule:

12/02/22 @ Howells-Dodge
12/03/22 Tekamah-Herman
12/06/22 West Point-Beemer
12/08/22 Norfolk Catholi
12/16/22 @ Wakefield
12/17/22 Pender
12/20/22 @ Wisner-Pilger
12/28-12/29 (To Be Determined) Stanton Holiday Tournament Stanton High School
01/03/23 Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family
01/06/23 Oakland-Craig
01/07/23 @ Logan View-Scribner-Snyder
01/10/23 @ Elkhorn Valley
01/12/23 @ Plainview
01/17/23 Madison
01/21/23 @ Lyons-Decatur Northeast
01/24/23 Twin River
01/28-02/04 (To Be Determined) EHC – East Husker Conference Tournament TBA
02/07/23 Winside
02/09/23 Clarkson/Leigh
02/17/23 @ Tri County Northeast

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