2017 District Outlook: 1-2A DII

Josh Pratt takes a look an early look at who could be a contender in 1-2A DII.

1-2A

Booker (3-7/1-4)

Number of seniors lost: 3 of 27 

Number of all-district players lost: 1 1st team defense

Number of all-district players returning: 2 2nd team offense; 2 2nd team defense

Claude (1-9/0-5)

Number of seniors lost: 6 of 25

Number of all-district players lost: None

Number of all-district players returning: 1 1st team defense

Gruver (4-7/3-2; Bi-District Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 5 of 21

Number of all-district players lost: 2 1st team offense; 2 2nd team offense; 1 1st team defense; 

Number of all-district players returning: 2 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 2 1st team defense; 4 2nd team defense

Shamrock (2-9/2-3; Bi-District Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 2 of 21

Number of all-district players lost: 1 1st team offense; 1 1st team defense; 1 2nd team defense

Number of all-district players returning: 5 2nd team offense; 1 2nd team defense

Vega (6-5/5-0; Bi-District Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 9 of 34 

Number of all-district players lost: MVP; 4 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 2 1st team defense; 1 2nd team defense 

Number of all-district players returning: 2 1st team offense; 2 1st team defense; 2 2nd team defense

Wheeler (7-5/4-1; Area Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 9 of 24

Number of all-district players lost: Offensive MVP; Defensive MVP; 4 1st team offense; 2 2nd team offense; 3 1st team defense; 1 2nd team defense 

Number of all-district players returning: 1 1st team defense; 1 2nd team defense

Vega was your undefeated district champs out of 1-2A, but this was a very even district throughout in terms of competition.  Vega won three of their five district games by 13 or less points combined.  All but one team (Wheeler) lost out in the first round of the playoffs, so this district will need to improve to see a deep playoff contender in 2017.  Vega is returning more than the others, but Gruver and Shamrock have a good portion of their top end talent coming back and could be improved.  


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