Posted On: 08/27/21 8:07 AM

The SCAL had some positivity this past year watching their member Botkins win a state title. Looking ahead to 2021-22, there are some burning questions on how the league is going to look this upcoming season. Take a look at some of those predictions below. 

1- Botkins can win the SCAL outright this year

After tying with Anna for a SCAL title a year ago, I expect Botkins to win an outright title in the SCAL this year. 4 of their top 7 are back from the team that won the D4 State Championship a year ago. Even with a new coach at the helm I don’t see Botkins struggling to repeat. Senior  Jacob Pleiman Jacob Pleiman 6'6" | PF Botkins | 2022 State OH and his junior brother  Carter Pleiman Carter Pleiman 6'4" | SF Botkins | 2023 State OH both return and have a chance to be the best duo in the SCAL. With graduation taking some of Anna’s players and Aidan Reichert Aidan Reichert 6'4" | PF Jackson Center | 2021 State OH from Jackson Center, the top half of the league shouldn’t be as competitive as a year ago.

2- SCAL will be well represented in Districts

In seems every year we see 1-2 members of the SCAL making it to the Districts. Botkins is clearly one of the favorites in the league

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