SPARTA — It’s not a conference rivalry, yet, but this backyard showdown always has all the look and feel of one. With Ryan Logan leading the way, the visiting Fredericktown Freddies fought off the scrappy Highland Fighting Scots, 65-43, on Friday evening’s opener for both teams.
“Highland had their guys ready and they were really disciplined,” said Fredericktown coach Mark DeLaney. “I’m really proud of my guys and the way they responded. The first game is always tough because, you never know what to expect from the other team. We didn’t really have a chance to scout them.”The Fighting Scots lived up to their name as they took it to the Freddies right from the start. Highland’s Jett Swetland (15 points and six rebounds) and Ryan Burt (10 points) each landed a 3-pointer to get their team off to a 6-3 lead. “It was a very physical game tonight and they have very physical players,” said Highland Mike Hoyng. “Obviously, they executed with their strength. We have a long season ahead of us. I think our kids can do well and play well. I thought our kids responded well most of the time.”
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