The Blazers just play like winners this year. They make the plays they need to make at the right time. They just have the look of a team that can make a run. It all feeds off those 3 senior leaders. They set the tone and the rest of the guys follow. Will be hard to find a better trio or skill and character to ever match Tandy, Hollowell, and McGowan.
Madisonville basically knows what they are prepping for and that's the one game/goal in mind. They want revenge on the Blazers. They want that region title. That is the matchup everyone wants to see.
Hoptown showed that they have what it takes to compete, but maybe not enough to finish off the top 2 teams. I had a heck of a time watching that game Saturday. Larry Miller is as impressive of a coach as there is in Western Kentucky.
Kerry Stovall is a tournament coach. This may have been his best coaching job he's had to do at CCHS. These kids have rounded into form and are ready to go with the tournament on the horizon.
Hoptown/County haven't had a first round district matchup since 2009 and that game went to overtime. Hard to think of a better opening round district game in the state.
Caldwell has circled this week on their calendar. They want UHA. There has been some trash talking on social media from fans towards the Blazers from Caldwell fans. That may be motivation the Blazers need to play at their highest gear this week.