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Posted On: 01/12/18 12:25 PM
One of the breakout starts of this young season has been Rapid City Central guard Dylan Hay. Hay has his team undefeated this season and he’s been one of the more consistent producers out there.
Central is undefeated after ten games and every challenge they’ve faced they’ve conquered. The Cobblers went to Wyoming and won three but “could they win in South Dakota?” They have. Could they beat teams back east? They have. Could they take out Sturgis who has played so well? They did last night.
“I have learned that we are more a family then a team and we all are really working hard for a chance to be playing Saturday night in March!” said Hay.
If that statement confuses you, that means Hay and Central are gunning for the state title game. Half way through the season Central has took every step of the mountain without a slip. The next steps of the regular season will be rival the pair of games against rival Rapid City Stevens and the four games they play against Sioux Falls schools. Can they get past the next steps before the playoffs? Hay has big goals for his team and they are to take those steps, and more.
“Some challenges are definitely the Sioux Falls schools and Sturgis, we just have to get better at what we’re doing and I think that will get us far,” Hay explained. “I’d really like to be in the top two spots when the sweet 16 comes around then after that our goal is a shot at state.
“The last time Central High School won a title was 1980 and I think our guys have what it takes. As for myself I just want to keep playing well and helping our team get wins! I’d really like to make all-State and possibly all-tournament team.”
A nice list of college programs have been in contact with Dylan to this point.
“Collage of Columbia, Grays Harbor, and University of California-San Diego,” Hay said. “I’ve talked briefly with Briar Cliff, Mount Marty and Dakota Wesleyan.”