After the holiday basketball season wrapped, area teams entered district play. And while only a few district games have been played, we’re already seeing the elite teams separate themselves amongst their district peers.
While only a week into 2019, mid-February will quickly be upon on and the playoffs will begin in earnest.
For today’s breakdown, we’ll look at a handful DFW 6A teams that have a good shot at winning the state title (and a few others that could be considered contenders).
Allen Eagles: The reigning champs went 32-5 last year and have followed up that campaign with a 23-2 start to the 2018-19 season. The Eagles rank 3rd in the state in 6A and 18th nationally, according to MaxPreps; No. 1 in the TABC rankings.
North Crowley: Not far off the pace are the North Crowley Panthers, who check in at 22-3. They are undefeated in district play and have a good chance of staying that way once the playoffs begin.
Denton Guyer: Ranked second in the TABC and MaxPreps state rankings, Guyer is 18-4 with just two of its losses coming against in-state teams (Mansfield Timberview in overtime and Duncanville in the Whataburger Tournament championship).
Duncanville: The aforementioned Panthers ran rough shot through the Whataburger Tournament (beating Northwest, Sulphur Springs, Mansfield Timberview and Guyer). Despite starting the season 1-3, Duncanville has come on strong as of late winning seven in a row and nine of its last 11.
Other contenders: Wylie (16-3), Dallas Jesuit (17-3), Lewisville (18-5), Richardson Pearce (14-7) and Rockwall (19-5).
We’ll look at our 5A DFW title contenders later today.