Posted On: 02/8/19 5:34 PM

 

Caleb Grizzle

The favorite: Behind 1A's top ranked offense (81.6 points a game) and defense (37.4), Ankeny Christian Academy has rolled to a 19-0 record and a top-5 ranking in the class. There are legitimate concerns about the schedule that the Eagles have played, which ranks 128th (out of 147 1A teams), according to BC Moore's power rating system. Caleb Grizzle (16.6) leads the team in scoring and rebounding, and has also blocked 68 shots. He's a long, athletic forward capable of scoring from all three levels, and should have his way with most teams in the district. Jayce Goergen (15.1) has been impressive, posting 99 assists to just 20 turnovers, and David Nelson (11.4), Chad Elrod (9.4), Daniel Lounsbrough (8.6) and Nic Worsham (6.6) give them more scoring punch. This group has already beaten Martensdale-St. Mary's, 65-49.

The biggest threat: Earlham has won 11 of 13 games since the holiday break, with the lone losses coming to 2A teams Des Moines Christian and Panorama. The Cardinals have the best player in the district in Trent Williamson

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