Chet Forsh says this is not his youngest Douglas County team, but the Tigers will definitely have to overcome some inexperience this season.
The Tigers only return two players from last season’s quarterfinalist team that finished 26-4 on the season.
“This year we definitely have a lot to proof,” Douglas County senior Sayah Brooks said. “We lost a lot of people and some people don’t think we will be as good. I’m just so excited since this is my senior season.”
Gone from last year’s region championship team is leading scorer and region player of the year Arsula Clark, who is now a freshman at Louisiana-Monore.
However, leading scorer Amari Robinson returns for her junior season. She averaged 14.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game, and is considered one of the top juniors in the state.
“We still have to prove that we are a good team,” Robinson said. “We just have to play like we didn’t lose any players.”
The Tigers have a week to get ready to play their first scrimmage on Nov. 9 when they have Villa Rica.
Until then, the Tigers will continue to practice to get ready for the season.
Forsh, who is in his 38th season as the coach, says he is looking forward to the season.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge of getting an inexperience team ready,” Forsh said. “You have to go back to the 2005-06 season when we had three freshmen to play a lot for us. We just have to teach more. We have two starters back but a couple of girls that played a lot for us.”
Forsh said finding some depth will be the key.
“We have some girls that will play JV but dress out for the varsity,” Forsh said. “Finding that depth will definitely be a key.”