Coach: Richard Melton
Top Players: Chase Dunn, T.J. Smith, Deven Ramsey
Region Final: 75-46 winner over Upperman
Sub-State: 82-69 winner over Tyner Academy
This version of the Hog-Eye is much more prepared for the rigors of state. Chase Dunn is the heart and soul of the Wildcats but they have others who can score, including talented junior T.J. Smith, or pick up the slack when needed. The Ctas drew a tough opening round opponent in Bolivar Central and this game will surely be an instant classic.
Coach: Rick Rudesill
Top Players: Chris Reaves, Des Crisp, Jay Murphy
Region Final: 59-40 winner over Harpeth
Sub-State: 71-44 winner over Marshall County
Long and athletic the staples of every team that has come from the city of Bolivar and this edition is no different. Talented at almost every spot they ooze athleticism and get after you on the defensive side of the floor. Reaves and Crisp will be a handful for the Wildcats but the x-factor will be precocious Ricky Tisdale, little guy with a big heart.
Coach: Jody Wright
Top Players: James Gallman, Jalen Steele, Robert Boyd
Region Final: 62-47 winner over Knoxville Carter
Sub-State: 55-49 winner over Unicoi County
Welcome back the defending Class AA state champions to the Murphy Center. Gallman has used the playoffs to return to normalcy and Steele is bombing away from deep into the Knoxville night. The key to the Falcons success may ride with Boyd, a third scorer who could be difference for the Falcons.
Coach: Clyde Delamar
Top Players: Chris Crawford, Montrell Crawford, Robert Shaffer
Region Final: 78-66 loss to BTW
Sub-State: 73-67 winner over Covington
Do not make the mistake of taking the Knights lightly because of their record. This team found their groove late and is now determined to make some noise...Memphis style. Crawford is dangerous with the ball and should be priority one for the Falcons.