Posted On: 11/6/18 9:22 AM
The season is coming up quickly and we are starting to pour into our previews for the upcoming season. Today, we are looking at those Regional setups across the state starting with 1 and ending with 16. Today, we preview Regional 10 with Sectionals 37-40.
Last Year – 17-18
*Based on Sagarin from 2017-18
- Oak Hill
- Clinton Prairie
Teams that are in the Top 10 of the State in 2A
Frankton – Frankton won the 2A state title two years ago. Last season they were upset by Lapel. This season, it could be an upswing again as they return a ton of their talent and should have the upper hand on a Lapel team that lost some key pieces. The return of Rylan Detling and Kayden Key will give them the veteran leadership and offense they need to take charge of their own destiny.
Top Ten Potential
Teams that could be in the Top 10 of the State in 2A
Lapel – The one thing you know about Lapel is that by the end of the season, don’t count them out in any game. This team does lose key pieces in Preston Scott and Austin Lyons but the return of Luke Richardson gives them a dominant player and post that can lead this team. May take some time to develop and there could be some ups and downs but just wait until the end of the year.
Compete With Most
Teams that could be well above .500 this Season
Alexandria – Alexandria is in a spot where they lose some seniors but they return their big guns in Avery Paddock and transfer Nick Williams will be going full time after missing some time last year giving them a true post option. In a Sectional where they are still looking at Tipton as the top team, this could be a swing in momentum and put Alexandria into the next round of the state tournament.
Teams that were good last year but could struggle this Season
Oak Hill – It has been four years of dominance for Oak Hill and their program was one of the more fun teams at the small school level to pay attention to with their size and shooting ability. Now Middlesworth, Ballinger, Arens, and Frank have all graduated and are playing college ball now. But that leaves very, very little with any sort of experience remaining on the roster. Will be interesting to see where things go from here.
Clinton Prairie – Last season, Clinton Prairie was able to win more than 20 games for the second straight year. However, they weren’t able to escape the Sectional again. This year, they will have to try and rebuild the roster a bit after losing their top four scorers and 47.4 points per game from their outgoing seniors. That will be a tough hill to climb.
Preseason Power Ranking
Avery Paddock (Sr., Alexandria)
Kayden Key (Sr., Frankton)
Rylan Detling (Sr., Frankton)
Carson Dolezal (Sr., Tipton)
Tre Spence (Jr., Wapahani)
Andrew Luce (Jr., Wapahani)
Colton Brown (Jr., Covington)
Chase Frey (Sr., Rossville)
Kaden Howell (So., Madison-Grant)
Joseph Waling (Sr., Seeger)
Honorable Mention Team:
Easton Good (Jr., Lewis Cass)
Trenton Daughtry (Jr., Wabash)
Logan Vander Velden (Sr., Wabash)
Tristan Working (Jr., North Miami)
Weston Hamby (So., Manchester)
Nathan Butts (Sr., Fountain Central)
Garrett Tomson (Sr., Delphi)
Dawson Jacoby (Sr., Rossville)
Bryce Oliver (Sr., Rossville)
Capone Johnson (Jr., Eastbrook)
Wyatt Rudy (Sr., Madison-Grant)
Will Jones (Jr., Monroe Central)
Seth Mireles (Sr., Elwood)