Posted On: 11/28/18 12:00 PM

We preview some of the top games to watch in Class A this upcoming season. 

Dec. 8 Dakota Valley vs. Tea Area

This game always is a great way to tip-off the high school basketball season. Both teams have opened up their seasons against each other for a while and every year its usually a top-game. 

Dec. 11 Tea vs. Flandreau

Last year Flandreau upset the defending champs Tea Area at the Corn Palace. This year the Titans are looking for revenge. The Fliers don’t have their leading scorer in Dylan LeBrun but they do return his younger brother Connor LeBrun. This could be a close game. 

Dec. 14 Tea Area vs. Dell Rapids

it’ll be hard to top last years thriller, but both teams will try. In a game that was featured on national talk shows and social media, both teams will look to come out with the victory. 

Jan. 4 Madison vs. Tea Area

This has been one of the best rivalries in Class A over the past couple of years. Madison tends to get the best of the Titans during the regular-season games, but the Titans got back at the Bulldogs to win the 2017 state title. Not to be outdone the Bulldogs got revenge winning the 2018 title over Tea Area. This might not be a hyped up as previous with Madison losing their top scorers but it will still be one to watch for. 

Jan. 18 Sioux Falls Christian vs. Madison 

Two of the top three teams in the state the past couple of years usually come down to the final seconds. 

Jan. 18 Western Christian Hull (IA) vs. Tea Area

Last year Noah Freidel came back from his knee injury and dropped 30-plus on Western Christian, but they got the last laugh with the victory. This will be another matchup of top-ranked teams. 

Jan. 22 Tea Area vs Sioux Falls Christian

Tea Area was the only team to defeat the Chargers last season. Will the Chargers want revenge this season? You bet they do. This will be a “get there early game” or else you might be standing during the game. 

Jan. 31 Sioux Valley vs. Flandreau

In a rematch of last years regional championship game where Sioux Valley defeated Flandreau to make it to the Round of 16. Both teams lose their top scorers from last year but on the other side return some key starters. 

Feb. 7 Western Christian Hull (IA) vs. Sioux Falls Christian 

Wester Christian Hull has been the top team in 1A in Iowa for some time. Every year these teams play each other they are usually ranked No. 1 in their respective states. This will be another must-see game.