Originally Posted by gchs_uk9
That 1973 team was always such a fascinating situation, as you mentioned. There's a strong chance Warren East would have won four consecutive region titles, as they won in 1972 and then both 74 & 75. The two teams that advanced to the region title game that year? The very same Franklin-Simpson and Bowling Green teams they beat in that district tournament. Warren Central was a big loser in that situation. The random draw had paired them with Bowling Green in the semis. Had they played Warren East instead, they'd have advanced to their first region tournament in school history. Instead, it was Franklin-Simpson that was the lucky loser. Warren Central would not finally make it to a region tournament for another nine years, the 14th season for the school. And Bowling Green, the ultimate region winner, got their first region title in 26 years in large part due to the absence of Warren East.