Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2013, G-R 8th grade boys basketball team opened the season at Radcliffe, against South Hardin (Eldora, Hubbard and Radcliffe). G-R won the contest 4-27, now 1-0 overall. We played an up tempo game style with a lot of hustling and defense 1st thinking and it paid off holding the young Tigers to 27 points. Our G-R 8th grade Rebels has 12 players on this year's team. We did a great job of overall teamwork, looking for the open player, pushing the ball up the floor with quick short passes as this 8th grade team likes to get out and run the floor, but we had a lot of turnovers that we need to learn from too. We pulled our starters early allowing good playtime by all. Leading the young Rebels was: Caden Kickbush 14 points; followed by Matt Johannsen 9 points; Gage Murty with 6 points; Mason Skovgard and Walker Thede 4 points each, Joel Davis and Hunter Smoldt 2 points each with Will Blakesley having a team high 6 rebounds, Owen Beach, Josh Peterson and Kyle Koppen contributing with some good teamwork allowing for nice 1st game win. Our upcoming schedule is Dec. 5th at Gladbrook vs. BCLUW. Dec. 10th at West Marshall, (State Center), Dec. 13th at Gladbrook vs. East Marshall, Dec. 19th at Gladbrook vs. Grundy Center, with starting time of 4:15 p.m. for 8th graders.