On Tuesday, Aug. 31, Wildcats football head coach and Athletic Director of SSISD Greg Owens released the Wildcats basketball 2021-22 season schedule.
New Wildcats basketball coach Brandon Shaver and his squad will no doubt be ready to get their season underway when they take part in their first scrimmage of the season on Nov. 6 when they travel to Irving to take on MacAuthor High School.
After taking on the Greenville Lions on Thursday, November 11 for the Wildcats’ second and final scrimmage of the 2021-22 season, Coach Shaver’s squad will be in Tyler taking on Tyler Legacy at 3 P.M.
The men’s basketball team after that will take on four teams before participating in the Mansfield Tournament held December 2-4, 2021.
The following week, Coach Shaver’s team will take part in their second-to-last tournament of the year when they travel to Forney on Dec. 9-11.
The Wildcats’ first district match of the year will be on Dec. 21, just before Christmas break when they take on Marshall at 7 P.M.
Coach Shaver’s team will be reunited with former Wildcats basketball coach and new Allen HC Clark Cipoletta when they take part in Allen’s Invitational held Dec. 27-28.
Once that is over just before the new year, it will be all district foes all the time. The district schedule is:
- Dec. 21 versus Marshall — 7 P.M.
- Jan. 4 at Pine Tree — 7 P.M.
- Jan. 7 — Bye
- Jan. 11 versus Hallsville — 7 P.M.
- Jan. 14 at Longview — 7 P.M.
- Jan. 18 at Mt. Pleasant— 7 P.M.
- Jan. 21 versus Texas High — 7 P.M.
- Jan. 25 at Marshall — 7 P.M.
- Jan. 28 versus Pine Tree — 7 P.M.
- Feb. 1 — Bye
- Feb. 4 at Hallsville — 7 P.M.
- Feb. 8 versus Longview — 7 P.M.
- Feb. 11 versus Mt. Pleasant — 7 P.M.
- Feb. 15 at Texas High — 7 P.M.
All games in bold are home, and all times listed are varsity teams. For district foes that have freshman and JV teams, the freshman will play at 5 P.M. and the JV will follow at 5:30 P.M.
In addition, several appreciation nights and a toy drive will be held during these games:
- Nov. 16 versus Paris is Medical Personnel Appreciation night
- Dec. 21 versus Marshall (the first district match-up) will include a toy drive for fans to contribute and donate to
- Jan. 11 versus Hallsville is teacher appreciation night
- Jan. 21 versus Texas High is Junior Wildcats night
- Jan. 28 versus Pine Tree will be a blue-out, inviting all fans attending the game that night to wear blue
- Feb. 8 versus Longview is junior high night
- And lastly Feb. 11 versus Mt. Pleasant is Senior night
For the full 2021-22 season schedule, click here.