Posted On: 02/16/19 2:41 AM

Class AA is wide open in 2019 with perhaps three teams deserving extra attention (Wooddale, Raleigh-Egypt, East Nashville).  Friday night helped give little clarity to the state favorites, but regional favorites are more easily predicted after dozens of district semifinals wrapped.

 

Raleigh-Egypt entered the offseason as favorites, but Chandler Lawson's arrival at Wooddale cemented Wooddale as a legitimate state favorite.  Outside of 16-AA (Region 8), which teams are capable of making that deep run?  Which teams are favored by @PrepHoopsTN to advance through each regional bracket?

REGION 1

 

The last three Region 1 Champions were: Grainger (2018), Sullivan East (2017), Elizabethton (2016).

 

No region is more difficult to guess the champion.  In fact, predicting the regional final is a daunting challenge.

 

Johnson County split with Elizabethton in the regular season.  Both teams are strong out of District 1 AA. Johnson County only holds the #1 seed thanks to a draw.   The 1 AA district will send four teams: Johnson County, Elizabethton, Sullivan South, Unicoi County. 

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Unicoi County is the darling 8-win team carrying a unimaginable 3-game winning streak into the District Semifinals.  They eliminated Sullivan East and Happy Valley.  They

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