Gordonsville High School Tigers Basketball Season Preview 2020-21 Season Preview
The Gordonsville Tigers basketball team will be returning a large number of players from last year’s team, which made it to the District Championship game before losing to Clay County, and the Region 3A semifinals before losing to Monterey. With the talented roster coming back, head coach Greg Bibb will be looking to improve on last year’s results in his second year with the team.
Despite the good performance from the Tigers in Bibb’s first season season, Bibb and the returning Tigers seem optimistic that the team could make improvements in his second season.
“I think last year was a situation where we had to learn each other,” Bibb said. “(Last year) we had a summer, but it takes some time. This year we know each other and the attitudes are better, but you never know where you are until you hit adversity and then that is where the true test lies.”
“With the leadership and experience we have coming back, we expect a lot from them,” Bibb said. “But we are still going to have to work hard this season.”
This experience will be beneficial for the Tigers as they try to make their way through a very tough schedule this season, both in their district and with out of district opponents.
“We schedule a tough out of district to help for district play,” Bibb said. “ In my opinion, it’s the hardest district for both boys and girls, and that’s why when we play a tough non district opponent like a Watertown or Eagleville we have to match or exceed their effort and it makes you a better team throughout the year.”
The Tigers will hope that they are able to grow and learn from their tough schedule this year, as they have set a lofty goal for this season.
“I think it’s everyone’s goal to win the state championship,” Bibb said. “ We want to win the district and to win the region. I make the kids write down personal goals and team goals to see where they are currently, and to see how they progress throughout the season.”
Gordonsville High School Tigerettes Basketball 2020-2021 Season Preview
The Gordonsville Tigerettes will look to improve on their season last year, and the team has seen growth the past few years under head coach Jake Dillard, and with a number of returning players this year, the team will hope that the improvements continue this season .
“Each year we’ve gotten better and last year was our first district win and our goal is to get better every
Day,” Dillard said. ”I’m not a goal oriented person as in let’s set all different goals my main goal is to get
better every day, because if we get better every day that is the main focus.”
The large number of returning Tigerettes from last season will look to help the teams growth continue, and with a large number of juniors that will be returning next year Dillard will hope that this growth continues next year as well.
“We do have a lot coming back and it makes it easier when they know what you need and expect from them from last year,” Dillard said. “Another good thing is that this group has played with each other for a long time, so they know how to help each other.”
After getting their first district win under Dillard last season, the Tigerettes will have to fight to be competitive in a very tough district schedule.
“They know it’s tough, they know what it is night in and night out,” Dillard said. “They know you have to bring it every day and it makes you better and I wouldn’t want to be in a different district and they know they have to get better, so they don’t need to be afraid to go get it and compete”
On top of the hard district, the Tigerettes will also have to maneuver through the challenges that the Coronavirus brings this season. The team has already faced some of these challenges this year, as they have already had to quarantine which cut into the ability to practice.
“It’s just being able to be with your kids,” Dillard said. “We’ve been quarantined for weeks and we have only had our fourth practice, but we are not the only ones facing this. Everyone has to deal with it and we just have to take it day by day and get ready with who we have at the time.”
2020-2021 Season Schedule
Tue, Nov. 17: East Robertson
Sat, Nov. 21: at Sequatchie County L 41-64
Sat, Nov. 21: Cannon County L 28-52
Tue, Nov. 24: at Van Buren County
Fri, Nov. 27: at Watertown
Tue, Dec. 1: at Eagleville
Fri, Dec. 4: Smith County
Tue, Dec. 8: at Clay County
Thu, Dec. 10: Van Buren County
Fri, Dec. 11: Jackson County
Tue, Dec. 15: Red Boiling Springs
Fri, Dec. 18: at Pickett County
Sat, Dec. 19: at Smith County
Mon, Dec. 28: at Winterfest Shootout
Tue, Dec. 29: at Winterfest Shootout
Wed, Dec. 30: at Winterfest Shootout
Tue, Jan. 5: at Trousdale County
Fri, Jan. 8: at Monterey
Tue, Jan. 12: Clarkrange
Fri, Jan. 15: Clay County
Tue, Jan. 19: at Jackson County
Fri, Jan. 22: at Red Boiling Springs
Tue, Jan. 26: Pickett County
Fri, Jan. 29: Trousdale County
Tue, Feb. 2: Monterey
Fri, Feb. 5: at Clarkrange
Mon, Feb. 8: Watertown
Fri, Feb. 12: Eagleville