The Vikings have been hard at work preparing for what could be a very special season. The 2019-2020 Village Boy's Varsity team will feature 8 new players led by 3 seniors Jordan Henderson, Tochi Owens, and Hunter Hillegeist. The Vikings also have added 5 new juniors to the roster in JJ Coughran, Dorian Boyland, Abdullah Olajuwon, and Jovan Mijailovic. The Vikings also will welcome 6'7 freshman Braedon Cochran. The Vikings will return 8 players from last years roster including Tapps 1st Team All District Player Trace Boling, who averaged 18 points per game last year. The Vikings also return Tapps 2nd Team All District Team Senior Tomaye Mojuetan and Tapps All District Honorable Mention Sophomore Jo'Qwan West. Other key returning players for the Vikings are Seniors Osahon Mike-Irabor, Erving Wilson, Junior Tristan Abueg, and Sophomores Aaron Ng and Jay Uwke.
"We are very excited about the upcoming season! Our players have invested a lot of hours in the gym this offseason working on their game and getting better. We have a very athletic, deep, and talented team that has worked extremely hard to have a special season," says Coach Johnson.
"We are expecting big things this upcoming season because of the way we worked in the offseason, " said Senior Captain Trace Boling.
The Vikings have put together one of the most challenging non-district schedules in program history to help prepare them for Tapps 6A district play.
"We have put together an extremely challenging schedule that includes some of the best national and local high schools in the country that will help prepare us for district play. I am very excited for our program to compete with some of the best teams in Texas and across the country," said Coach Johnson.
This years non district schedule features 6A public school Texas powerhouse Westside High School visiting the Village School for the first time in program history. The Vikings also face local state ranked powerhouses Kinkaid and Secondary Baptist at The Village School. The Vikings will also play in 3 big name local tournaments, which includes The Houston Christian Mustang Classic, The Dallas Mavericks Fall Classic, and the Vype Holiday Hoops Tournament. The Vikings also play in The Texas High School Jamboree and the Adidas Stars & Stripes Showcase Event. In addition to traveling to Dallas for the Dallas Mavericks Fall Classic, the Vikings will also travel to Dallas a second time to play in the D Town Showdown vs. state ranked John Paul II.
Senior Captain, Jordan Henderson, is very excited about the Village Vikings season, "We have a very close team that has been working extremely hard. We are very excited about the upcoming season. We believe we're in for a special season."
Through trusting the process of hard work, focusing on our 3 core values of Positive Attitude and Relentless Effort, Competitive Excellence, and Team, the Village Vikings Boy's Basketball team is looking forward a great season! The Vikings open their season, at home, on Tuesday, November 5th. They will take on Cristo Rey Jesuit at 6:00pm.