The HHS Commandos open the season at home Friday (Aug. 23) with a stiff test: a game against defending state champion Oakland High.

Assistant Coach Donnie LaFleur said Oakland is a good team, but so is HHS.

“Oakland is a well-coached team and has a great school/community behind them, but so do we," LaFleur told The Ville News this week. "We have a great community behind our student athletes and [whoever wins the game] depends on who wants it more.

"I think we match up pretty well against them, and we will have a ton of chances to win a ball game," he continued. "It all depends on if our kids want to focus on that win”.

The Commandos finished the regular season with a 7-3 record last year and advanced to the state playoffs. The Patriots compiled a 14-1 record on their way to the state 6A Division title.

Friday's game starts at 7 p.m., so come hang out with friends, paint up and show your Commando pride.

Story by Corrine Mitchener


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