Friday's wintry weather played havoc on area tournament schedules, changing the Clear Creek ISD men's basketball tournament into an opportunity to get a couple of games on the court. Although Deer Park lost both games, head coach Louie Means is making no excuses about the 1-5 start.
Friday's snow and a no-show basketball team left the Deer Park High School men's basketball team with scheduling questions heading into this weekend's pre-district tournament action.
Instead of hanging out with his friends, 13-year-old Cole Bedford would rather play some baseball. He will even go to the ends of the earth if he has to. Last month, he didn't have to go that far – just to Ecuador.
"The experience was awesome," he said. "My teammates were some of the best players from around the country, so that made all of us play even harder. I didn't get to play as much as I would have liked, but it was still cool to play and jump in the dogpile when we won."
Deer Park's road to the 5A Division I state title begins Saturday.
With 333 total yards, the Deer Park football team stunned the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks 16-3 in the regular season finale. The Deer finish the regular season 7-3, 5-2 in District 22-5A.