PHS Boys Basketball Team Preview
Head Coach: Dave Cresap--22nd season overall (308-168); 13th season at PHS (204-147). Assistant Coaches: Brian Schwantz (B-Squad); Tim Schmitz (JV); Erin Anderson (Freshmen); Brent Hanson (Asst. JV/Varsity). 2006-07 Season: Perham finished the se...
Head Coach: Dave Cresap--22nd season overall (308-168); 13th season at PHS (204-147).
Assistant Coaches: Brian Schwantz (B-Squad); Tim Schmitz (JV); Erin Anderson (Freshmen); Brent Hanson (Asst. JV/Varsity).
2006-07 Season: Perham finished the season13-13 overall, 9-9 in the Heart O' Lakes Conference (6th place). Hawley (21-2, 16-2) won the HOL title.
2006-07 Sections: Perham was the No. 5 seed in the 8AA South Sub-Section Playoffs. They lost to No. 5 seed Pelican Rapids in the sub-section quarterfinals, 66-63, in double overtime. Pelican Rapids went on to win the sub-section title, then lost to Bagley in the 8AA championship. Bagley lost in the State Class AAA quarterfinals to eventual State champ, Holy Family Catholic.
2007 Seniors: Sam Rutten (HOL All-Conference, Captain), Kyle Mickelson (Captain), Nick Dockter, Gus Rutten, Marcus Hendrickson, Jacob Hunter, Beau Bruhn, Jeremy Keil, Todd Johnson, Taylor Ziemann.
Get to Know'em: Anthony Ruther (jr.), Shane Miller (jr.), Michael Steeke (jr.), Jason Huus (jr.), Ben Bucholz (so.).
Strengths: One thing all of Dave Cresap's teams can do is play defense and give 100 percent, this Yellowjacket team will be no different. Perham will have several legitimate outside shooting threats, including Rutten, Mickelson, Dockter and Ziemann, who has to sit out 12 games due to transfer rules after he moved back to Perham from Kentucky. The Jackets will also be strong across the front line with Hunter, Huus and Johnson, a transfer from Pelican Rapids.
Season Outlook: Hawley will be a strong candidate to repeat as HOL champs. Breckenridge and Pelican Rapids will be in the mix and Perham's defense will let them keep close to anybody and they may surprise some teams by the end of the year. Those same teams should also compete for the Section 8AA title from the South sub-section, along with Bagley, Red Lake and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley from the North sub-section.
Coaches Quote: "Nobody who ever gave their best effort regretted it." Dave Cresap