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Posted On: 06/8/18 12:16 PM
Perham guard Jenson Beachy has a 79-11 record in the last three years at Perham and is coming off of a 29-1 season. Now is the time for Jenson and his teammates to accomplish their goals.
The Yellowjackets went to state in 2011 (state champs), 2012, and 2013, years that Jenson was in grades 5-7. The 2013-14 season was one of change as Perham went young and suffered a tough year but it was a year of growth. Jenson played varsity as an eighth grader and they've got better from there. The records have built from 23-7 to 27-3 to 29-1 a year ago.
Perham will have high expectations in 2018-19 but they will need some help from young guys.
"We graduate a lot of people from this past year, but we will have a lot of key pieces from last years 29-1 team that will be back next year to make a huge impact," Jenson said. "We're looking to see some younger guys step up next year as well!"
Perham lost four of their top eight guys from a year ago (I said three yesterday in the Josh Jeziorski article) so Beachy knows that to reach their goal of a state tournament he needs to become an even more versatile weapon.
"Before my senior season I will be working a lot on my ball handling and my ability to be a threat with a mid range jumper to go along with my other skills," Beachy said.
Basketball and football programs have been in contact with Jenson who has a big visit coming up for football.
"I have been in contact with Jamestown, Winona State, and St. John's for basketball," Jenson said.
"I've also been in contact with North Dakota, Northern Iowa, Division 1 FCS schools, and also a bunch of NSIC schools for football. I have a camp and a visit coming up with UND for football."