Posted On: 09/23/21 4:53 PM

Next up, the Gopher Preview.  A league that has grown by three teams and is now an 11 team league.  Here is your Gopher Conference Preview. 

 

Conference Commentary

Top Ten in State:  Maple River, Hayfield

Maple River will start the season top ten in Class AA while the defending champs of Class A will be a top ten team at that level.  Both Maple River and Hayfield have five of their top six players returning and each has a star ready to make an All State push in Mason Schirmer Mason Schirmer 5'9" | PG Maple River | 2023 State MN and Isaac Matti Isaac Matti 6'1" | SG Hayfield | 2023 State MN

Top Ten in State Potential:  WEM

WEM is the team that I think can make a major jump after a .500 level season.  Dom Paulson and three of the Bucs top players return plus this is a program with a history of success so we expect a great season for them. 

Compete with Most: USC, Blooming Prairie, Bethlehem Academy, Triton, KW, JWP, BA

This entire group could go at one another with a .500 level finish.  Most of them lost a top senior and a few other key seniors.  Most of the return an all league honored player or return a lot

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