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  • Progress photo by Travis Dockery
    Junior Nathan Barolet keeps a Highlander shot from finding its mark.

Jackets win two

Josh Cottrell scores a record 42 points in season opener
Once again the excitement of high school basketball has filled the North Carolina air. Hayesville, one of the premier programs in the state, got their season started at home against Highlands with a 71-63 victory on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Then on Friday, Dec. 2, the Yellow Jackets traveled to Hiwassee Dam and picked up their second win 57-43.
In the first game of the season, it was clear the Highlanders were set on upsetting the favored Yellow Jackets. Hayesville pulled ahead early but Highlands clawed back and eventually took the lead. 
The Yellow Jackets, led by Josh Cottrell, managed to regain momentum for good. In the 71-63 win, Josh set a new Hayesville record for most points in a game with 42. The record was previously held by Sean Rumfelt.
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