The Greater Houlton Christian Academy Eagles head into their second season with a goal of making it to Bangor again. Last year the GHCA revived the boys team after two years playing as a cooperative team with East Grand.
Coach Justin Spiers says the team has worked hard and they are looking for another trip to the Cross Insurance Center.
<(Justin Speirs):"We are really looking forward to this year and building on what we did last year and seeing if we improved. Being able to get the Cross Center and play on that floor was huge. We had three eighth graders on that team so they are coming back as freshman and that is huge experience for them.
The Eagles have just one senior on the team this season. Isaac Potter and Cole Winslow are the only two jjuniors on the squad and they both say the team has set a goal of being Bangor bound again this year.
(Isaac Potter):" Very exicted for this year. Last year we had a Cinderella run making it to Bangor and this year I think we can go pretty far and we are all really excited."
(Cole Winslow):"It kind of gave us a feeling for this year and to motivate us and make us work harder this year."
The Eagles also get back one of their big men. Sophomore Parker Brewer missed last year because of surgery on his leg. Brewer returned to the team this year after not playing for almost a year and a half. He says that while the goal is to make it Bangor, they will remain focused on the regular season.
(Parker Brewer):"For any High School team that is the main goal I think. We have to take it one game at a time We can't get to far ahead of ourselves. We have to look at the next game and the next game and hopefully get a W in each one."
Class D appears pretty wide open this year and Coach Speirs says his team is looking forward to the challenge. He says this is a very unselfish group of players who all have the same goal.
Speirs:"They play good team ball and they are very quick. They are unselfish with the ball.
The second year also thinks that Class D will be wide open this year.
Speirs:" I think Class D is wide open this year. We have a tough schedule so we are looking forward to the challenge."