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Left to Right: Coach Brian Hurd, Dr. Shannon Yates, Lind Hartsell, Region 10 Sports Commissioner

It was a bittersweet trek back to Fayetteville aboard the FTCC Black Beauty athletics bus this weekend for the Trojan men’s basketball team. They’d just lost a tough battle on the hardwood against Davidson-Davie Community College in Thomasville, North Carolina for the Region 10, NJCAA Championship title. It wasn’t meant to be, and they took home runner-up in the competition. Now that everyone is back to their home base, our Trojans are back in hard core practice sessions, hoping for their chance to punch their ticket to attend the big dance.

FTCC men’s basketball coach, Brian Hurd says, “he’s looking forward to the challenge and getting back to practice. It’s all part of the preparations for the District Championship game against Florida Gateway College.” Hurd says, “the team needs to return to their normal routine of preparing for their opponents, preparing a scouting report and watching game film of replays.”

If the Trojans are victorious on Saturday, they will join fifteen other regional and district winners in the NJCAA at the National Championship tournament the week of March 15th-19, 2022 in Danville, Illinois.

We need our community support this Saturday, March 5th to cheer on your FTCC Trojans as they take on the Florida Gateway Timberwolves. Tip-off will be at 3:00pm at Methodist University March F. Riddle Center, 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville. Bring your family and friends. Plan to be loud and proud, because we REMAIN TROJAN STRONG!