Posted On: 10/7/19 9:55 AM

It’s now creeping up on the start of the high school season and we are looking to start our series of previews on some of the best teams in the state. Today, Eric Gardner and Kyler Staley join up to start our deep dive into some of these teams.

Our series will take a look at the best teams in the state for each class with our rankings. Starting at #50 and going to #1, we will look at each class ranking across all classes starting now with #42.

1A #42: Pioneer   
The Panthers are coming off a slightly above .500 record of 13-12 a season ago. They are also coming off a very tough two-point loss to Covenant Christian (DeMotte) in the 1A Sectional Finals as well. The good news for Pioneer is that they are returning three of their top five scorers from last season. They will be led by 5’8 senior point guard Gage Cripe, who lead the team in assists and rebounds last year. Alongside Cripe, there is their lead returning scorer, senior shooting guard Logan Nusbaum (13.2 ppg). Look for forwards Jacob Brown and Hunter Klepinger to step up and provide some much-needed

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