Trition plays for the state championship

By: Jim Johnston Email
By: Jim Johnston Email
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Playing for a state title isn't new to the Triton Trojans, this will be their third trip in six years. However early on in the season none of them really pictured it happening this year. Even head coach Jason Groves is surprised.

"If you told me we were going to be there in November I would have told you you were crazy. I give credit to these seniors they are great kids they have been working hard"

Junior Cody Shively felt almost exactly the same way.

"At the beginning of the year, yeah, I wanted to go to state but I didn't think we could make it happen but we did. We started working hard and pulled it out. Now we are going to state. Its amazing."

Two years ago the team lost in the state championship. Back then the now Valpo bound senior Clay Yeo was just a sophomore, but he too says there is something different about this season.

"I think it feels much better being a senior. My sophomore I felt like I was in a passenger seat to the leaders on the team now I am in the drivers seat leading the team to victory."
Now his experience along with the other seniors on the floor is something Coach Groves says has been crucial in reaching the final game

"Thats what it takes to be successful and get yourself a chance to go play for a a state championship is have leaders like that and seniors that we have."

Seniors like Drew Mosson know just how big this opportunity is.

"I grew up wanting this to win this game and get to play in Bankers Life Field House for the state title its a dream come true."

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