The 8th grade boys traveled to West Rusk Thursday night and found themselves on the wrong end against West Rusk. The loss marks the first blemish for the Necks’ district record 4-1 and brings the overall record to 5-2. The Necks found themselves down 9 at half, and could never climb back into the ballgame.
“Despite losing 47-22, we played our hearts out. West Rusk was scrappy and physical, and we, for the most part, matched that. They pulled the ball out of the net and transitioned faster than any team we’ve seen this year.”
Landyn Grant finished with 9 points while Caden Tyner dropped in 7 for White Oak. The Necks travel to Big Sandy this weekend before returning home next Thursday to play Sabine.
White Oak: 3…..9…..19…..22
West Rusk: 6….20…36…..47
Scoring: Grant (9), Tyner (7), Millwood (4), Kneifl (3), Mumphrey (2), Craig (2)