ST. AGATHA, Me (WAGM) - The Wisdom boys team has a new face on the sidelines this season. Nate Boynton takes over the program from Scott Pelletier and hopes the Pioneers can make the tourney for a third straight season.
"You know we're coming pretty nice, we have a young team with only three seniors. It's taken some time to gel together, but I believe we have some key injuries right now. Once we got everyone back and playing the way I know we can we should compete with pretty much anyone," Boynton said.
Boynton previously had coached the middle school team in St. Agatha and has coached some of these players previously.
"It's nice to know the kids a little bit. I'm young enough where I've seen my juniors and seniors play middle school. It's nice to have that familiarity for sure," he explained.
"He's a good coach. Last year we had Scott and he was a good coach. Nate's a good guy and he's pretty fun to be around and is a great coach," senior Jack Guerrette added.
Jack Guerrette is the go to scorer for Wisdom and is one of the team leaders. Boynton had nothing but praise for one of his seniors.
"He has a heart the size of the school bus. He never gives up, from the moment he steps on the court to the moment the final buzzer rings. He's something special for sure," Boynton said.
The Pioneers are hoping teamwork can improve their record and give them a shot at the playoffs.
"When we play how I know we can we move the ball really well. We attack the basket and draw fouls," Boynton said.
"We have room for improvement, but I think that will come with time. I think we can make a push for Bangor eventually. I think we'll be fine, we just gotta gel," Guerrette added.