The Rockmart Middle School Yellow Jackets basketball team has established themselves as the team to beat in the Floyd County league this year.

“So far this season we are 8-0 and in first place in the Floyd County middle school league,” head coach Steve Luke said. “This team has an outstanding group of eighth graders that have displayed great leadership in games and at practice. They show up every day ready to work and learn.”

Luke also noted how the unbeaten Yellow Jackets are not just great players, but great students and people.

“I couldn’t have asked for a more classier group of young men to coach,” Luke said.

The Yellow Jacket leader also pointed out how well the team is adjusting to his style of play.

“The younger group and the older guys are doing a great job learning my systems,” Luke said.

Members of the Yellow Jackets this season are Jukeyvious Boozer, Logan Burge, Ty Floyd, Sam Depew, Ashton Kellogg, Ahijah Harris, Robert Harris, Jonathan Suppes, Michael Gay, Avery Allen, Darian Poellnitz, D’lante McClain, Tyler Rowland, Drake Hines, Isaiah Davis and Quincy Allen.