VANDALIA – The Arcanum Trojans went on the road to face the Butler Aviators in a Saturday morning boys basketball scrimmage, the last of the preseason for Arcanum, and came away with an impressive showing.
“Coming into a school like Butler knowing that we’re going to be faced with speed and strength and guys that really are sharp on their fundamentals, I felt like our guys battled for the length of the scrimmage,” said first-year Arcanum varsity head coach, Kevin Brackman. “We didn’t come out hot and then fade away. We hung tight all the way through the end and we were able to give ourselves a good look.”
The Trojans take the 2023-2024 court without the luxury of a 6’5 post player as in the past several years.
“We have some new faces at the varsity level but I think we’re there,” Coach Brackman stated. “We’re close and I think today we saw a lot out of our guys.”
“We saw some guys step up we were waiting for to step up, we had some guys hit big shots,” he added. “Landon Flatter is able to distribute and run our offense a little bit and Regan Christ is able to hit shots. Brady Lock is doing things at the right time and we have some of our ‘bigs’ that are really gelling into our motion.”
The Trojans closed out the Saturday morning scrimmage taking the final of seven 10-minute periods by a 20-16 score over the Division I Aviators.
Arcanum opens regular season play Saturday, December 2nd at Greenville.
“Our guys are hungry – I think we’re ready,” Brackman stated. “Next week is a big week. Greenville is on our mind, getting ready to go over there in what will be a good environment. I know our guys are looking forward to it and hopefully, we start the year off right.”