CARMI-WHITE COUNTY
BY JACK BULLOCK
The Carmi-White County Bulldogs reached 20-wins last season (20-9) and made some 2A waves in the Deep South.
Coach Kevin Wolff in his first season as the head coach produced a conference championship in going 9-1 in the Black Diamond East Division.
Coach Wolff lost some good ones to graduation as conference MVP and ABV 2A pick Tucker Gray graduated along with all-league choice Zach Vaught. Tyler Barbre and Drew Lucas have also left.
Back for the Bulldogs are a good group, led by two returning starters.
Five-foot-eleven senior guard Matt Rice (10.1 points a game) and 6-foot-3 senior forward Jake Simon (5.2 p.p.g).
Coach Wolff mentioned three players he hoping will fill in the starting lineup spots.
Five-foot-eight senior guard Justice Stubblefield is back along with 6-foot-2 junior forward Travis Black.
Bryce Northcott, a 5-foot-9 junior guard, Stubblefield and Black all saw varsity PT last season.
Carmi-White County will also have senior Jarrett Pollard, a 6-foot-3 senior who sat out his junior year.
Our conference is going to be very competitive this year. It will be a battle each night in the conference and that is something we look forward to,” said Coach Wolff. “I am really looking forward to coaching this years team. We want to build on what we did last season. We did lose a great group of seniors but we have six of seven players from last year's 14-2 JV team that are ready to fill some roles. We will definitely be unproven to start the season but that is okay. We have a bunch of players that love to compete and we are excited about doing that.”
2017-18 VARSITY SCHEDULE
N21 @ Junction Gallatin County J15-20 Carmi-White County Invitational

N27-D2

Du Quoin "Tip-Off Classic" J27 Grayville
D5 @ Norris City-Omaha-Enfield J30 Albion Edwards County
D8 @ Johnston City F2 Johnston City
D12 Benton F3 Benton "Rich Herrin Shootout"
D15 McLeansboro Hamilton County F6 Eldorado
D26-28 Eldorado Holiday Tournament F9 @ McLeansboro Hamilton County
J5 @ Eldorado F13 @ Lawrenceville
J9 @ Albion Edwards County F16 @ Fairfield
J12 Fairfield F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD