Wildcats football head coach and athletic director of SSISD Greg Owens released the Wildcats basketball schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
It will be the first year under new head coach Brandon Shaver, who previously coached at Pine Tree.
The season gets underway in a few weeks on Saturday, Nov. 6 when they travel to the thick of the DFW metroplex to take on Irving MacAuthor.
The Wildcats basketball team has another scrimmage, in Greenville against the rival Lions on Thursday, Nov. 11. JV will start the action at 5 P.M. followed by the varsity teams at 6:15 P.M.
Regular season play for Coach Shaver and his program will commence when they go on the road for their third straight match when they travel to Tyler to take on Tyler Legacy starting with JV and freshmen squads, whose start times are 1 and 1:30 P.M., respectively.
The varsity team will compete at 3 P.M.
The first home game for the Wildcats is on Nov. 16 when they take on Paris in what will be Medical Personnel Appreciation night.
That game tips off with varsity only at 4:30 P.M.
From there the Wildcats will take on nine more opponents before their district opener before Christmas Break on Dec. 21 when they host Marshall.
That match will also be a toy drive before the holiday season gets underway.
After both taking part in the Allen tournament on Dec. 27-28, 2021, and once the new year is upon us, the Wildcats and Coach Shaver will make the trip to the coach’s previous gig, Pine Tree.
The return for the new Wildcats basketball coach to take on his former team in the Pirates will tip-off at 5 P.M. (Freshman), 5:30 P.M. (JV), and the varsity showdown will begin at 7 P.M.