Step aside NASA: the Bombers are better than Rockets

The Cannon Falls Bomber boys basketball team Rocketed past Randolph in their first game of the season, causing Randolph to run out of fuel.


Claire Dicke

Jack Freeberg runs with the ball faster than a Rocket.

The Boys Bomber Basketball season has come to a start as they had their first game against the Randolph Rockets on December 2nd. The boys definitely started the season out strong — that was clearly seen during this game. The ending score was 78-41; the team had set an exceptional tone for the rest of the season. Captains for the Bombers are senior Bryce Peer and senior Tyler Johnston. These two have taken on the role of leading the underclassmen with Bomber pride.

Senior captain Bryce Peer mentioned that “most of the teams we play will be good competition for us.” He proceeded to share a few from the list, those being Goodhue, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, and Lake City. The Bombers played against the Lake City Tigers Friday, December 9th. The game started out extremely close and after half-time they worked hard, but the result did not come out the way they had hoped. Peer also revealed what the Bombers have been working on in practice to prepare for the start of the season. He explained: “The main focus in practice has revolved around working at our defense.” Peer expresses that if their defense gets stronger, it will change the tone of the game and they will be able to compete better against every team they play.

Aiden Johnson and a Rocket reach for the basketball. (Claire Dicke)

Tyler Johnston, also a senior captain, stated, “I think the main thing I’m looking forward to this season is just how we perform during the games.” Johnston elaborated on this expressing that the biggest difference is that last year there was only one player with varsity level experience. This year there are seven to eight players with varsity experience. He also said, “Since we didn’t lose many seniors last year, we kind of understand each other’s strengths.” This gives them a better chance to start out more comfortable as a team on the court. “The big goal is to be playing for the section championship,” conveyed Johnston when describing team goals for the season. He also claimed the boys are all focused on getting better each day and building themselves up to play the best ball they can when playoffs come around. 

The Boys Bomber Basketball team has been ready to get their season started and can’t wait to see what the rest of the season will bring. The boys would love to have the support from all their fans and the community by coming to cheer them on. The Bombers next home game will be December 15th at 7:15pm against the Byron Bears. Go Bombers!