GRAYVILLE
BY JACK BULLOCK
Heading into season number three for head coach Brian Hucker at Grayville, his Bison have proved that they can score a lot of points.
However if they are going to turn won-loss numbers around to being a positive, they need major improvement on the defensive end.
Grayville finished the season at 8-18 last February with a regional title game loss to Edwards County at the 1A North Clay event.
They upset Cisne to reach the title game and this team also managed to finish fourth in the Midland Trail Conference tournament, which was the program's best finish in that tourney since joining the league in 2008-09.
The scoring figures for this team are off the charts as they return one the area's top guns in
Kase Robinson, a 6-foot-3 senior, lit up the scoreboard last season by scoring 28.5 points a game for Grayville.
He managed to make first team all-MTC last season as a junior.
By the time he is finished, he should have the school's all-time scoring mark and should pass 2,000-points for his career.
Wyatt Hatcher is a 6-foot-3 senior also.
He tossed in a modest 13 p.p.g. last season for the Bison.
Six-foot-one senior John Reeves took a big step in playing organized basketball for just his second season last winter and Coach Hucker said he is a capable of producing for the club.
Grant Leavens is a 5-foot-9 senior who was a starter by the end of the season.
Five-foot-seven senior Aaron Davis came off the bench for the Bison last winter and provided some defensive help.
Two other seniors made the list from Coach Hucker; 5-foot-9 Keaton Lingafelter and 6-foot-3 Brandon Rhodes, who transferred in from Gallatin County
Tryouts will determine the rest.
“Every person involved with the program plays an important role. From the players to the coaches to the A.D. team manager, and fans,” said Coach Hucker, who was on the Fairfield Mules team in 1992 that reached the Class A Elite Eight. “Without any of these individual contributions, the process of a season becomes very difficult.”
2017-18 VARSITY SCHEDULE
N20 Junction Gallatin County J23 @ Woodlawn

N28

@ Albion Edwards County J27 @ Carmi-White County
D1 Wayne City J30 Olney Richland
D8 @ Sandoval F2 @ Waltonville
D9-16 Wayne City Holiday Tournament F6 Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran
J5 OPEN DATE F9 Bluford Webber Township
J12 @ Cisne F16 @ Odin
J13 Norris City-Omaha-Enfield F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD
J15-20 MTC Tournament @ Woodlawn F27-M2 IHSA Sectional TBD