DRAFFENVILLE -- The 2019-2020 MCHS Marshals basketball team is looking forward to a great season, having no seniors who graduated off the last roster.
Bryce Flatt, Tyler Powell, Austin Riley, Chase Riley, Dawson Smothers, and Tyler Stokes will all take the court as seniors this year.
Stokes, Powell, and Flatt led the team in total points last season, Stokes with 484, Powell with 463, and Flatt with 278. Powell put up high numbers for the team from both the three-point line and the free throw line. Stokes was the strong man under the basket with 309 rebounds.
A newcomer to the lineup Zion Harmon will take the court as a point guard for the Marshals. This is his second year as a MCHS student but his first season to take the court in orange and white.
The Marshals will kick off their season hosting Dawson Springs on December 2 before MCHS opens Reed Conder Gymnasium for the 20th season of Hoopfest at Marshall County.
The second week of December, the boys will host Carlisle county on the 10th and McCracken County on the 13th before heading to the Memphis vs. The World Shootout on December 14.
The Marshals took Carlisle County in a 68-56 win last season. Stokes earned 26 points and 10 rebounds against the Comets.
Marshall County ended with two losses to the McCracken County Mustangs last season. Both teams battled to end with the Mustangs using the end of the fourth quarter to take the final lead.
The Marshals will face the Murray Tigers on December 17 at Murray. Marshall County took a loss to the Tigers early in the 2018-2019 season and went on to fall to Murray in the fourth district championship game following an unprecedented delay of game.
The Marshals are schedule to be in Fort Myers, Florida December 18 and then back to Kentucky to compete in the Mustang Madness January 3-4.
January 10, the Marshals will be back to regular season basketball action with a regional match-up at McCracken County. Murray State commit Jackson Sivills and Stokes will be back as seniors to face off for the win. Both players are strong opponents under the basket.
January 14, the Marshals will host Paducah Tilghman. Marshall County fell in both matches with the Tornados last season.
January 17, Marshall County will host Graves County. The Marshals added two more losses to their total in matchups with the Eagles in 2018-2019.
The Marshals will be hosting the CFSB Classic January 18-20. They will get two more home games in the books before another faceoff with Paducah Tilghman.
Marshall County will host Calloway County on the January 24 and Caldwell County on January 27. The Marshals took two wins over Calloway County last season with Stokes taking the lead in points in one game and Jay Nimmo leading the second.
January 31 is the second game for the season with Paducah Tilghman. This time, the Marshals will be heading to Paducah.
The Marshals will be adding Warren East to their schedule this year. MCHS will host the Raiders February 1 before heading to Graves County on February 7 for the second matchup between the Eagles and the Marshals.
The Murray Tigers will make the trip to MCHS for the second competition between the Tigers and the Marshals on February 11. This is scheduled as the final home game for the 2019-2020 regular season.
The Marshals are on the road for the final three stops of the season. February 14, the Marshals will travel to Calloway County. February 18, they will face Mayfield before heading to Hooping on the Hill at Warren East on February 21.