2017 District Outlook: 5-2A DII

Josh Pratt takes a look an early look at who could be a contender in 5-2A DII.

5-2A

Iraan (15-1/4-0; State Champions)

Number of seniors lost: 11 of 32 

Number of all-district players lost: MVP; Offensive MVP; Defensive MVP; 5 1st team offense; 4 1st team defense; 2 2nd team defense

Number of all-district players returning: 3 1st team offense; 1 2nd team offense; 5 1st team defense

Menard (1-10/1-3; Bi-District Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 2 of 29

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

Number of all-district players returning: 1 1st team offense; 3 2nd team offense; 2 1st team defense

Irion County (1-9/0-4)

Number of seniors lost: 7 of 21

Number of all-district players lost: 2 2nd team offense

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

Van Horn (6-6/3-1; Area Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: N/A

Number of all-district players lost: 2 1st team offense; 6 2nd team offense; 5 1st team defense; 3 2nd team defense

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

Wink (6-5/2-2; Bi-District Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 3 of 29

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

Number of all-district players returning: 4 1st team offense; 2 2nd team offense; 1 1st team defense; 3 2nd team defense

Iraan carried over the dominance they had in district play into the playoffs en route to a state championship game appearance.  Before the magical run, the Braves had a 223 to 52 scoring advantage in four district games.  The other three playoff representatives did not find much playoff success, with Van Horn being the only other team to advance to the second round before falling to Muenster, 62-8.  Wink returns the most talent with 10 of 11 all-district players slated to be on next year's roster.  Wink played Van Horn competitively (56-40) last season, so it is possible that the Wildcats could improve on their third place finish.  Iraan losses most of their top end talent to graduation - but due to the overwhelming gap between teams - this will still be their district to lose until further notice.  


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