BISMARCK, N.D. - The Class-A basketball season starts on Friday for Bismarck High. The Demons have some experience coming back, especially with Joe Jahner and Ian Schafer, but the team is having to get ready in a short period of time.
Demons head coach Jordan Wilhelm said, "the last few years we've had a short turnaround from football. Every year our football team goes deep into the playoffs, whether it's the semi-final round or the state title round a year ago, so for us we're used to this quick turnaround. And the majority of our guys are football guys, so they just have to quickly shift their mindset, and I know when I was a player, or even 5-6 years ago when I first started coaching, we would get 12 or 13 practices before our first game and since that schedule change we get nine practices."
Practice number nine is today. Dickinson comes to the Capital City to play the Demons in a boys and girls double header on Friday night.