State Gymnastics Meet | VideoLee Timmerman | 2/18/2013
The Demons are ranked third in the state while the Patriots are in sixth. Both teams have also been competing this season with some injuries and very little depth.
"Well we`ve kind of had an up and down year a little bit. A couple of injuries have kept them down a little bit for century. Both squads are pretty small this year. We only have five kids on each team and when you count four scorers on an event for team score it kind of makes it a little bit tough. But we`ve been doing fairly well," said Bismarck and Century head coach Curt Sherbrooke.
"You take the top four scorers from each event to make your all-around score so obviously we have to count all except one so if we have two girls do poor on one event that basically kicks us out kind of. Dickinson has a ton of girls so they have so many more options and we don`t have that," said Demons junior Kaylee Keller.
"We`ve definitely had some ups and downs, I feel like. We were stronger at the beginning of the season and then we kind of went down but I feel that were coming back up again," said Patriots junior Jessica Gabriel.
Despite their lack of depth, both teams say a top three or four finish at state is the goal.
"For all of us just have a good day do what we know we can do, do like we do at practice and not let the pressure get to us," Gabriel said.
"I think were overall in the events we have a good strength on each. But I know bars is one of our strengths and vault but beam and floor were equally were there," said Demons junior Ashley Meyer.
"As a team I think placing top three. We have beat Dickinson, we have beat Minot during the season if we hit everything we can do really good. So hopefully top three," Keller said.
The state meet is Friday and Saturday.