The White Oak Roughnecks check in at No. 3 in our preseason Class 3A poll.
2017 ETSN.fm Preseason Poll
The Big Sandy Wildcats begin the year ranked No. 3 in our Class 2A/Private Schools poll.
The West Rusk Raiders check in at No. 4 in our preseason Class 3A poll.
The San Augustine Wolves check in at No. 4 in our preseason Class 2A/Private Schools poll.
Last season, the Harmony Eagles shared the District 8-3A Division II championship with Edgewood. Following an eight-win regular season, Harmony was eventually cut down by Henrietta in the second round of the playoffs...
Carlisle was a pleasant surprise a season ago and 10 starters are back from that regional finalist team.
We like what the Indians have cooking. They will begin the year ranked fifth in our Class 2A/Private Schools poll.
No one knew quite what to expect from Winona once the 2016 playoffs arrived. The Wildcats had lost three of their first four games, and dropped back-to-back contests in district.
But once the postseason got going, Winona morphed into a different team, journeying all the way to the state quarterfinals...
There's not much doubt here in the preseason Union Grove will contest for the District 10-2A Division I crown.
Sixteen returning starters and head coach Roger Adams' track record at a historically downtrodden school will put those kinds of expectations on a program. We think the Lions are in for a pretty good season, so they will begin the year ranked sixth in the Class 2A/Private Schools poll.
It had been a few years since Elysian Fields experienced a season like the one it had in 2016.
The Yellowjackets breezed through the regular season unbeaten before ultimately falling to Newton in the regional semifinals...
The Guard made a decent turnaround last season under head coach Scott Ryle and the team is tied for the most returning starters with Tyler Bishop Gorman among the four TAPPS Division II, District 2 squads that made the postseason in 2016.
Those factors could be big this season.