Posted On: 11/3/17 4:33 PM
The coming high school season is almost upon us. With that, we are taking a look at each Sectional in the state. Starting with 64 and ending with 1. Today, we are previewing Sectional 20.
Frankfort (6-18) – Lost 1st Rd. Sectional
Frankfort struggled last year even with a bruiser inside as Carter Taylor scored 18 points a game and grabbed 9.5 rebounds a game. This year he is gone but primarily everyone else returns including senior guard Alex Siegfried. They won’t be that good this year but teams will need to respect them.
Maconaquah (14-9) – Lost 2nd Rd. Sectional
Maconaquah was a very solid group last year and although they lose their leading scorer, I would expect them to still be pretty decent this year. They have a solid group of young guys who will improve this year and look to contend.
Northwestern (13-8) – Lost 1st Rd. Sectional
Northwestern lost 11 seniors a year ago so they will be in full rebuild mode. They have a transfer in this year, Tayson Parker, a sophomore who will really help them out but other than that not much is there. With only eight guys listed on the roster it may be a struggle for them.
Peru (12-12) – Lost 2nd Rd. Sectional
Peru plays a tough schedule and last year couldn’t really capitalize on their winnable games often. This year I think they will be a bit better as they return their leading scorer and a host of underclassmen. They may be a year away from really contending but they will put their name in there this year.
West Lafayette (16-10) – Lost 1st Rd. Regional
West Lafeyette has been a football power in recent years but that is going to change this year. Last year they were a pretty good team with a lot of scoring options but this year they will be stacked compared to this sectional. They have a few freshmen coming in that will contribute, including a 6’10 forward.
Western (4-19) – Lost Sectional Championship
Western wasn’t good last year and after losing their top two scorers they won’t be very good this year either. They have a lot of seniors this year and will need to look to the future with the younger guys they have on the team this year.
Contenders For 2017-18: Maconaquah, Peru, West Lafayette
Prediction: West Lafayette
Player to Watch: George Karlaftis (West Lafayette)