PHS Boys Basketball Season Led by Six Seniors


Ryker Walton, Reporter

As many people know, 2020 has been a crazy year and is full of the unexpected. The Potosi High School boys basketball team is scheduled to have a full season, but with COVID-19, it will be a year of uncertainty. The jamboree scheduled for Nov. 19 was the first “game” but it was canceled. 


The Trojans were able to kick off their season at the Sullivan tournament on Nov. 30. They upset the number two seed Sullivan Eagles in a 41 – 40 victory. The Trojans’ next tournament game is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 7:30 against the Ste. Genevieve Dragons.


The team has new coaching additions to the team this year with assistant varsity and head JV coach Chandler Franklin and assistant and head freshman coach Timothy Chavoski. This is the first time in a decade that a PHS has had a freshman team.


With many people being under quarantine, practices have looked a little different this year. Many people have been missing practice due to quarantine. Varsity coach Jackson Conaway said,  “We have had to deal with a lot of people being gone from practices but we are continuing to move forward and get better with the group of kids that we have each day.” He continued to say that whatever it takes or whatever circumstances that the season has in store the Trojans are ready for every game whether they have five people or the full team. 


The popular local Central Christmas tournament has raised a lot of concern this year considering the circumstances put into place. The tournament is regularly jam-packed with only standing room available. At this time the tournament is planned as scheduled. Precautions will be announced in the future.


When Senior Landon Bone was asked how he feels about his last high school basketball season he said “ I’m not so much sad about it being my last season right now. I am very grateful for being able to have a basketball season considering everything that is going on. At the end of the season, it will be sad knowing I won’t be able to play another game with the people that I grew up with.” 


The Trojans are excited for what the season has in store for them. The six seniors returning from last year have high hopes for this season and would love fan support. The schedule is posted on