BY JACK BULLOCK
Head coach Joe Eddy heads into his 16th season as head coach at Patoka and he will have some experience after putting a young team on the floor last year.

John Burks and Dominic Beyers will be the only two seniors missing from last season's club.

Look for the ones remaining from 2018-19 to show more this winter.Tyler Alexander is a 5-foot-10 senior who is the leading returning scorer.

Six-foot senior forward Colton Hill is the leading rebounder who has four years of varsity experience.

Hunter Jolliff is a 6-foot senior who is a versatile player according to Coach Eddy.

Ty Cain, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, who will look to be more of a factor with his scoring ability.

Five-foot-eleven senior Austin Hinkel should move into more of a significant role.

Jordan Gebke, a 5-foot-9 junior, top defender and guard who started games the last two years.

Six=foot-two sophomore Drew Belcher, younger brother of former ABV 1A All-South Team member Garrett Belcher, could move up into the starting lineup in 2019-20.

Matthew Landreth, a 5-foot-5 junior, is another of the players who has worked hard to get to the varsity level.

A pair of freshmen; 5-foot-10 Keaton Wilkerson and 5-foot-5 Anthony Pharrow, move up from the junior high ranks to prep varsity.

“I think this is the year we make a run back to relevance. This group has been working hard to get out of the shadow of the previous group. It is now their turn to make a mark,” said Coach Eddy. “I think we can be an above .500 team with hard work on and a total team effort on both ends.”

OUTLOOK – The Warriors have survived despite not having a lot of enrollment (64 total in the high school) for a program that is just two years removed from a four year regional championship run, with one sectional championship. For this conference, look for Patoka to be in the title conversation.

N25-30

Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament
Enrollment: 63 (1A)
D3 @ Odin
Conference: Egyptian Illini
D7 Patoka Shootout
Colors: Green/Gold
D10 Mulberry Grove
Head Coach: Joe Eddy
D17-21 St. Elmo Holiday Tournament
2018-19 Won/Loss Record: 6-22
D26-30 Vandalia Holiday Tournament
State Tournament Result:
J10 Wayne City
Lost to Odin, 68-51
J17 St. Elmo/Brownstown
@ 1A Odin Regional.
J24 @ Altamont 1
J25 Louisville North Clay l
J28 Christ Our Rock Lutheran l
J31 @ Cisne l
F4 Farina South Central l
F7 @ Sandoval l
F11 Cowden-Herrick/Beecher City l
F14 Ramsey l
F18 @ Webber Township l
F21 Dieterich l
F22 @ Cobden l
F24-28 IHSA Regional TBD 1