Yesterday, we ran through some of the contenders for the 6A ranks. Well what about 5A?
Many 5A teams in the DFW area are making a lot of noise as title contenders as a little more than a week remains in the regular reason.
Mansfield Timberview: Ranked No. 1 in MaxPreps and No. 3 in TABC, Timberview (19-2) started the season 17-0 and is making a charge for another deep run after getting to the regional quarterfinals last season.
The Colony: The Cougars made the playoffs last year and finished 26-11. They are following that up with a 21-4 start to the year and are ranked in the top 10 in state rankings.
Denton Braswell: Last year’s 5A runner up is 17-6 this year and will be battle tested once the playoffs start – in the same district at Little Elm, The Colony and Denton Braswell.
Lancaster: The state’s top-ranked 5A team sits at 17-2, which includes a Dallas ISD Invitational tournament championship, after finishing last year just short of winning the regional final against Midlothian and getting to the state tournament.
Grapevine: Despite being unranked, Grapevine is off to a great start at 20-5, which includes a runner-up showing at the Midlothian Heritage Hoopfest and a Consolation Championship at the Leroy Romines Tournament.
Other contenders: Little Elm (14-7), Mansfield Legacy (20-4), Northwest (17-6), Red Oak (19-5)
Tomorrow we’ll check out the top girls’ contenders for 6A and 5A.