2017 District Outlook: 8-2A DII

Josh Pratt takes a look an early look at who could be a contender in 8-2A DII.

8-2A

Era (2-8/1-4)

Number of seniors lost: 6 

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

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

Lindsay (8-4/4-2; Bi-District Finalist) 

Number of seniors lost: N/A

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

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

Muenster (11-2/5-0; Regional Semifinalist) 

Number of seniors lost: 5 

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

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

Perrin-Whitt (5-6/2-3; Bi-District Finalist)

Number of seniors lost: 13

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

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

Ranger (2-8/0-5)

Number of seniors lost: 8

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

Number of all-district players returning: None

Santo (8-3/4-1; Area Finalist) 

Number of seniors lost: 5

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

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

The main question this offseason is if anyone can improve enough to get on Muenster's level?  The Hornets had a dominant run through the district en route to a regional semifinal playoff finish.  Muenster outscored district opponents, 289-67, and scored at least 50 points in all of those games, and this team could be better next season with eight starters returning on each side of the ball.  Expect Santo and Lindsay to be back in the playoff conversation with only 10 combined seniors lost between the second and third place 8-2A squads.  


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