At the beginning of the season, folks thought that this would be Simon Kenton's district walking away. Not necessarily the case. The Grant County Braves (23-4) have had something to say about that with a 2 game sweep of the Pioneers in their seed games this year. The tournament will be @ Williamstown this year starting tonight with Grant County taking on the #4 seed Williamstown (3-22) @ 7. The #2 seed Simon Kenton (16-10) will have the #3 seed Walton-Verona (9-20) tomorrow night at 7.

Thoughts: Williamstown is still a young team and although David Jump is the spark on that squad, they need to gel over the summer. They lose two seniors to graduation. Walton-Verona lost Zach McNeil to Cooper in the off season and has put the team on the back of Grant and Tanner Moeves. Walton also loses just 2 seniors to graduation, they'll be fine next year. Simon Kenton is senior laden. 8 in total. This is their year to push forward in the region. Grant County has been the surprise this year, but schedule strength is a small question. They did not play any of the region big guys (Collins, Oldhams, etc). Not 1 senior on the squad so all return next year.

District games
Grant County 6-0
Simon Kenton 4-2
Walton-Verona 2-4
Williamstown 0-6

LIT Rankings:
1 Simon Kenton 80.8.
2 Grant County 75.7.
3 Walton-Verona 60.0.
4 Williamstown 35.8.

Predictions:
Monday: Grant County over Williamstown
Tuesday: Simon Kenton over Walton-Verona
Friday: Simon Kenton over Grant County

It's hard to beat a team three times in a season. The Braves defeated SK by an average of 4.5 points in the previous two meetings. Both teams definately want to be in the upper part of the bracket in New Castle, but I think Simon takes the win.

Keys: Braves have to isolate Barnes and Sampson, SK needs to contain Cummins and Carr.

Should be a great final game.