2nd-half FHS wake-up means 4-4A title shot

Offended with a mediocre first-half effort of stopping Heritage — winless in District 4-4A — Farragut got defensive in the second half last Friday.

Trailing by six midway into the second quarter, the Ads stayed alive for a district regular season title at 7-2, 17-10 overall (at William Blount after deadline Tuesday, Feb. 7), with a 69-43 home win Feb. 3.

“We said, ‘we’ve got to wake up and play defense better,’” said Tyson Jackson, Farragut senior power forward.

“I think we turned up the defensive intensity,” Admirals skipper J.P. Burris said.

Parker Lane, FHS freshman point guard, led all scorers with 21 points. “I’ve learned to be much smarter as a guard in shot selection and trusting in my teammates,” he said.

Aidan Vanacker, FHS junior wing, scored 10.