Posted On: 12/3/20 2:55 PM

The conference realignment shook up what was the most talented division in the state last season, but this division of the OCC still could yield the most talented team in the state, along with a legit state player of the year candidate. The Gahanna Lions (24-2) finished what up to that point was a one-loss season with a loss to the Walnut Ridge Scots in the Division 1 District Finals by a score of 48-52. That may just fuel them into this season, who brings back a majority of its talent and this much talent just does not get deterred without a pandemic happening around it. Once these teams can begin to play again, look for the Lions to have a big time say-so in the state playoffs. Elsewhere, Pickerington North (21-5), the only other team to beat Gahanna, returns a host of its players and is trying to once again knock off the Lions and not just be the runaway second place finisher. The addition of New Albany (16-8) and Westerville Central (18-7)

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