When your father played football for Air Force Academy and your mother was also a former basketball player for Air Force Academy, it’s only right that you follow in their footsteps right? Wrong.
You decide to stick it to them every chance you get. And that’s just what Josh Scott did.
Four times now.
Before Colorado Buffaloes got set to face off against Air Force for Scott’s fourth year last Wednesday, Scott was leading the series with a perfect 3-0 record. Scott was not only undefeated against the school but averaged 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds. The sweep was on his mind.
“It’s just kind of cool to go against a team you watched growing up and always kind of thought seeing yourself out there. It’s always kind of nice playing against them.”
So it was only right that on the fourth and final game of his career against the Falcon’s that he picked up exactly where he left off. He finished 6-7 from the field and had 21 points with 7 rebounds.
“It’s special only because growing up all you hear about is Air Force Falcons, Air Force football and basketball and growing up near there and being in their gyms its really nice having four W’s against a team that I watched growing up and it is very special to sweep a team that holds a place close to your heart.”
But Scott does not want it to end there as far as going against in state schools. The next three games that the Buffs play against are all in state rivals.
“It’s pretty cool and I love our schedule because of that. They wanted to have Colorado teams battle it out. We have Air Force, then Northern Colorado, followed by Fort Lewis and last but not least they gave us Colorado State. It’s awesome”
When asked does having all of these schools back to back motivate the players to come out and play a bit harder, Scott said,” I think there is something to be said because you know these teams, you don’t really want to lose to any in state team because every team wants to have bragging rights about being the best team in the state so there is some added fuel to the fire there.”
When asked how he thinks they will do against the teams he stated:
“We want to win them all.”
And so do the fans.