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3A Top Teams Preview

By Scgrappler, 12/02/19, 8:30AM AKST

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1. Indian Land High School

The defending state champions will be returning a great group of seniors this season. The lineup will be returning seven state qualifiers six of those being state placers. Senior Markeith Drakeford, will be looking to go back to back and conclude his career with another state title. Junior Solomon Cortez will be trying for his second of his second career state title after finishing third in his sophomore campaign. All signs are pointing to another showdown with West Oak in the state playoffs.               

2. West Oak High School

West Oak will be as tough as ever this season returning four state champions. Senior Mathew Williams will be looking to close out his fantastic career by winning his third state championship. Junior Ryan Dobbs, Sophomore AJ Dickerson, and Senior Tyler Byars will all be looking for their 2nd state title. West Oak will also be looking for Freshman Josh Collins to contribute in what is looking to look like another deep playoff run.

3. Gilbert High School

Gilbert will be trying to get back to the State Championship again this season. Gilbert lost last season 44-12 to Indian Land in the finals.  Gilbert will be looking to Seniors Brennen and Barrett Crout to lead the charge. The Crout brothers both finished second last year at the state tournament. Gilbert will also be returning two more state qualifiers to assist in the effort. Gilbert is looking well prepared for another deep playoff run.

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