Meet the Patriots is Saturday

Published 2:52 pm Thursday, November 9, 2017

The official kickoff to the 2017-18 Lincoln County High School basketball season is just two days away, with the annual Meet the Patriots fundraiser set for Saturday night at J.C. Eddleman Gymnasium.

The Lady Patriot and Patriot basketball teams don’t tip off the latest campaign until Nov. 27 and 28, however, the Meet the Patriots event offers hoops fans the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the teams.

The event begins with a chili supper from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the upper gym lobby. The chili supper is $8 and includes admission to the gym for the Meet the Patriots activities.

At 7 p.m., the Meet the Patriots activities will get underway in the gym. The night will feature introductions of the LCHS cheer squad and the basketball teams. The Lady Patriot and Patriot basketball teams will each hold a brief scrimmage following their introductions. Tickets for Meet the Patriots only are $5.

Tickets for the event may be purchased from any basketball player.

The Lady Patriots, led by coach Cassandra McWhorter, open their 2017-18 campaign on Nov. 27, playing host to Pulaski County. The Patriots, led by Jeff Jackson, will be on the road for their season opener, tipping off their season the following night, Nov. 28, at Lafayette.

The Lady Patriots finished at 23-9 last season with a 45th District championship win and a 12th Region runner-up finish.

The Patriots were 23-10 last season and also won the 45th District title, however, their regional run would end in the first round.