The Flora Wolves struggled a season ago.

When you play a tough schedule and you have an off year, things won't be pretty and that is exactly what happened with Coach Phil Leib's squad.

The Wolves limped home 7-24 but they did pick up a win over Edwards County at the Mt. Carmel 2A Regional.

“We had to just improve to get competitive at the end of the season and we got a regional win,” said Coach Leib.

Two seniors on that team are now gone which means two slots are up for grabs and new players will need to step forward and grab them.

Nick Schafer and Isaiah Kohn graduated with 22 points between them now absent.

Five-foot-eleven senior guard Alex Wiles is back along with 6-foot junior Christian Gocey.

Gavin Warren, a 5-foot-11 junior, 6-foot sophomore Cole Young, 6-foot-2 junior Jerron Borders and 5-foot-8 senior Andrew Conrad are on the list of players who get a shot.

Then there is 6-foot-3 junior Jay Desai, 5-foot-8 sophomore Holden Warren, 6-foot-1 junior Cash Kimmell and 6-foot-4 junior Thibout Tiahee.

All will have a chance at the cracking the starting lineup.

“We are still young and our inexperience will be frustrating at times. But I believe by the second half of the season we will be able to compete with most teams,” said Coach Leib. “We will have the flexibility to be able to go small at times or use some of our size we have coming back. I'm excited about this group of young men and how they will develop as a team.”

OUTLOOK – If they can put together some consistency they could be a notch better this season. The schedule that they play won't be any easier this season so they will need a great effort every night to compete.

N30-D7 Carlyle "Kaskaskian Classic"
Enrollment: 365 (2A)
D10 Edwards County
Conference: Little Illini
D13 Lawrenceville
Colors: Orange/Blue
D17 Mount Carmel
Head Coach: Phil Leib
D20 @ Marshall
2018-19 Won/Loss Record: 7-24
D26-30 Vandalia Holiday Tournament
State Tournament Result:
J4 North Clay Shootout
Lost to Mount Carmel, 73-54
J7 @ Dieterich
@ 2A Mount Carmel Regional.
J10 @ Robinson
J14 Woodlawn
J17 Olney Richland
J21 @ Newton
J24-31 LIC Tournament @ Paris
F4 @ Altamont
F7 @ Casey-Westfield
F8 @ Wayne City
F11 Salem
F14 Paris
F18 Fairfield
F21 @ Red Hill
F24-28 IHSA Regional TBD