With his team having tasted defeat for only the second time in its past 13 games, Apalachee High School coach Kevin Morris stressed the importance of his players remaining focused down the final stretch of the regular season.
The Wildcats, who were 13-4 overall and 7-4 in Region 8-AAAAA entering this week’s action, fell to visiting Gainesville Friday 63-53. While AHS defeated Gainesville 81-65 early in the season, the Red Elephants were missing several team members who were still involved in the football state playoffs.
“They were missing a lot and are much improved,” Morris said. “We also didn’t play our best. We didn’t execute well in our half court offense. It was one of those games where a lot of things didn’t bounce our way.”