“We over me.” The motto the Henrietta Bearcats Freshman team strives for… on and off the court.
The “We over me” motto was regulary put on display on game nights throughout the season… no more so than with the play of Grady Jones
Jones overcomes cerebral palsy and deafness to compete in the game he loves.
“They’ve made it a point. We’ve had some chances to being up in some games to really try to make sure Grady got to score in those games and in practice and in everything though.. they try to make him feel included,” said Josh Tiller.
What is Grady’s favorite part about being a Henrietta Bearcat?
“Three pointers!!!” said Grady Jones.
The freshman team won district this year.. all with the help of Grady’s postive attitude.. and his three point shot.
“Whenever he’s up.. we just want to work harder. And then as a team we play smarter.. better.. and if he gets the ball and shoots it..it almost everytime goes in. Its incredible and we just love watching him play,” said Charlie Scholl.
“He’s got a great personality. He’s just fun to be around. He works his butt off in practice and stuff like that and I just really enjoy him. He’s a good friend,” said Cooper Watson.
“They’re really nice. Even when I have a disabilty or whatever it is. They dont think Im disabled. It’s just… I can hear them. You know. They dont really care about it,” said Grady Jones.
But they do care.. about each other…
“That mentality where they really didnt care who got the credit.. They were all about the team, and I think that carried over to their success on the court and just how much they enjoyed being around each other,” said Josh Tiller.
“We over me.” Henrietta’s Freshman team doesnt just say it.. They live it.