Here's an update on Jake Bolyard and Zach Wasson's pursuit of 1,000 career points. There's a better than average chance that both will reach the milestone yet this season.
His 30 point effort against Clear Fork this past weekend was the 2nd time he scored 30 or more this season, and the 4th time he's done it in his career. He's scored 20 or more an impressive 19 times over the past 2 seasons.
He just missed being a 20 ppg scorer last year, but barring a complete collapse, he'll do it this year.
In terms of pure shooters, Jake is one that will go down in Orrville history as one of the best. In recent history, maybe only Kyle Simmons approaches him in terms of ability, but Jake has that rare ability to simply score, be it spotting up, coming off a pick, having a hand in his face or wide open. He practically willed the team to their most recent win over Clear Fork with 15 fourth quarter points.
I hope fans turn out this Saturday for the Wadsworth game. Jake has given his heart to Orrville basketball. He deserves some recognition.
Zach has 306 points on the season, good for 18 per game, up from 13.1 his freshman season and 14.3 last season. Barring injury, he could end up with 1400 points and 600 rebounds for his career. Quite an accomplishment.
It's also possible that both Zach and Jake average 20 ppg for the season, something that has never been done in Orrville history.