When Scoogy went home the day he posted his list, he found an angry note from the grandmother of a boy he had cut. During the season the team struggled, as the coach, who turned 51 in December, had feared it would. The Red Raiders ended the regular season last Friday with a 10-14 record, good enough for the Ches-Mont League championship, and will go to the state District One playoffs, which will begin this week. Coatesville's most consistent scorers were Maury Boyer and Glenn Gray. Nin Bacon was a spot player and, according to Scoogy, "got some good experience." Mark Hostutler came off the bench in one game and scored 18 points. "It was the best night of my entire life," he says.
Eric Kruse didn't attend any of the Red Raiders' games. He played on two rec league teams and plans to throw the javelin for the Coatesville track team in the spring. Damon Watson, meanwhile, helped out the Red Raiders part of the season as team manager. He attended almost all of the home games.