With the 2016-2017 school year well under way, the student-athletes at Clewiston Middle School have plenty to talk about. With volleyball and football coming to a close last week, both teams have plenty to brag about and some things to work on for next year.
Volleyball had a good season playing some really good teams from around Lake Okeechobee. With a record of 3-7 the girls had their highs and lows. Coach Kelly and Coach Weston both agreed that both teams worked very hard and proved themselves by never giving up and always working hard to improve. Sadly their record does not reflect the extremely close games that the teams lost to very talented opponents. We will miss our eighth graders that will move up to high school next year, but we have some really good sixth and seventh graders to fill those spots. Congratulations 2016 CMS volleyball teams for all the hard work and dedication.
The CMS football team had a great season too. These young men worked hard to become probably the best football team Clewiston Middle School has ever had. With an unstoppable offense, the Tigers scored over 300 points in only seven games. With a good offense line blocking, and fast running back and receivers, not one team was able to match up with the Tigers. Averaging over 45 points the offense dominated the field and simply could not be stopped. The Tigers defense was just as successful. The defense was very tough and shut down every team they faced. Only allowing eight total points for the whole season the defense, simply did not allow their opponents to get into the end zone. The defense also had their share of scoring on interceptions and forced fumbles.
First year head Coach, Robert Weekley and his assistant coaches put together a great team. The coaching staff worked long hours in the hot Florida weather every day to develop the best football team that CMS has ever had. The Tigers will be losing many eighth grade players next year that will play for the Clewiston High School Tigers, and they will certainly have an impact for the CHS Tigers. Although we lose some really good players this year, we have some really good sixth and seventh graders coming up to take their place.
Congratulations to both CMS volleyball and football on great seasons. CMS girls and boys basketball starts practice in the next few weeks and their first game is after the Thanksgiving break. Both basketball teams are coming off undefeated seasons last year and they hope to continue their success this year.