2010-2011 athletes produce record-setting year

Clay Cosby, Sports editor

BV is in the midst of the highest accomplishing year in BV sports history.

BV has enjoyed success this year and still has an opportunity to improve on this already record-breaking three athletic state championship school year with spring sports still unfinished.

“We still could win some more; we have done well and we have plenty of opportunities left,” Athletic Director Bob Whitehead said.

Baseball, boys golf, boys tennis, girls soccer, softball, girls swimming and track and field have all yet to be decided.

After winning the title in girls tennis and football during the fall, this marked the second year that BV has won multiple athletic state championships.

“There are a lot of very talented students and athletes in this class, and they’re having a great year,” Whitehead said.

The boys swim and dive team delivered the third athletic state championship this year.

“Winning state was awesome and it was cool to do it this year when it seems like we have won everything,” senior swim and dive member Matt Olsen said.

Additionally, the girls basketball team placed runner-up in the state tournament — the best finish the team has ever had.

The only other year BV won more than one championship was in 1992, when the Tigers won State in both football and baseball.

That class notably included football coach Eric Driskell and New York Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

Schottenheimer quarterbacked the 1991 state champion football team during the time his father, Marty Schottenheimer, was the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Driskell described similarities between the two years and what sets them apart.

“There is a lot of good camaraderie and good leadership,” he said. “Its a good group of guys and girls that have good chemistry and appreciate each other a lot.”

BV has experienced success in non-athletic competitions as well with three state championships coming in the Scholars Bowl, Science Knowledge Bowl and chess.

“We have to count our blessings,” Whitehead said. “We’re super excited we’re doing well. We are pleased for the school and pleased for the students.”