Yellow Jackets, Pettit dismiss Godley, improve to 4-1 in district

Cole Pettit had one of the best games of his high school career on the hardwood Friday, scoring 16 points for Stephenville while limiting one of Godley's top players to just three. || Flash media library

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(January 12, 2017) — Cole Pettit knows a thing or two about manning up on defense.

Many of the same skills used to become the all-time leader in interceptions at Stephenville High School, the cornerback was able to apply to the basketball court as a guard Friday evening.

And just as he did on the gridiron, Pettit applied them effectively.

Pettit shut down Godley’s prized move in, holding him to three points. But unlike football, basketball allows him to spend about half his time on the court playing offense, and he took advantage of this Friday,, too, pouring in 16 points to lead Stephenville in a 55-31 thumping of the Wildcats that was never close after a strong 20-point third quarter stretched a 10-point halftime lead out to 44-26 entering the fourth.

Skylar Stilwell continued his steady scoring with 13 points, and Stephenville had Cody Storrs scoring eight, Blake Aragon six, Braden Hayes five, Clay Krause four and Quade Griffin three while improving to 4-1 in District 8-4A.

The Yellow Jackets, off to their best start to district play in their three seasons under head coach Bill Brooks, conclude the first half of 8-4A action with a tough road trip to Waxahachie Life. They will be positioned no worse than third place entering the second half of league action.

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