Beulah’s Chad Morsette, Jr. had to sit out all of last year while his teammates took fifth place in State.
Now, Morsette is bouncing back.
Football season ended his basketball season.
“I tore my ACL and my meniscus,” Morsette Jr. said.
And he had no choice but to sit out and recover.
“He loves the game,” Beulah head coach Jeremy Brandt said. “He has a passion for it, and to have to sit out last year was definitely hard for him.”
“It was just hard to watch the Beulah guys go to state, and I had to sit out my whole junior year. That was a long road,” Morsette, Jr. said.
But he buckled down and powered through the six months of rehab.
“I just listened to what the physical therapist had to say,” Morsette, Jr. said. “Then I just worked on it, and just got my mind set for it to come back faster.”
His teammates say having him back on the floor is a huge addition.
“It’s super big,” teammate Shaye Yeager said. “He can go play anywhere on the court. He can go play point guard if we needed him.”
Morsette, Jr. will lead a group that didn’t see a lot of minutes last year because the 2017 senior class dominated the floor. But Morsette, Jr. isn’t worried about anyone doubting him or his teammates. He’s already heard it all before–way back in seventh grade.
“They didn’t think we were going to win any games because we were short and had no chemistry. But as the year went on we got our chemistry, worked together, and we won a lot of games.”
Five years later, they’ll be hoping to do the same thing.
Beulah is 0-2 after playing two teams ranked in the top 10.
They will go for win number one tomorrow against Des Lacs-Burlington.