Posted On: 11/28/21 9:27 PM

Vermillion, SD - This squad has been to the Big Dance and they know what it takes to win in the big games. Vermillion is a title contender!

Coach Jay Drake speaks on expectations heading into the season:

We are coming off a good year last year where we finished 23-2 and made the state tournament. We lost 4 senior starters and 5 seniors overall that were a big part of our basketball program the past few years so we will need to have guys step up and try to fill those shoes. We feel that if we can stay healthy and continue to improve as the year goes on and develop some depth with our young guys that we can be a competitive team as the season goes on.

Strengths of the Tanagers from Coach Drake:

We have good character guys in our program and guys that work hard and are very coachable and we feel we can build on that as a program and hopefully use it as a backbone to what we are trying to accomplish as a team and program for all of our levels at the high school level.

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