ST. ELMO-BROWNSTOWN
BY JACK BULLOCK
Sending away one of the top players in the program's history is a tough for any coach, but in the case of St. Elmo-Brownstown and head coach Greg Feezel it is even tougher.

Landon Feezel, the coach's son, finished up a stellar prep career last February and he and his 1,647-points and 964-rebounds will be missed.

He was a deserving ABV 1A first team All-South selection.

So, too, will other classmates Dylan Brooks, Klayton Kroll and Joel Logue, all who were a part of last season's 17-11 squad that lost to Altamont at the 1A Altamont Regional.

But Coach Feezel is optimistic about his returning team.

He has three seniors and a junior who have experience heading into the 2017-18 season.

Lewis Brown, a 5-foot-10 senior guard, returns for the Eagles.

Two classmates; 5-foot-11 guard Isaac Maxey and 5-foot-11 guard Dalton Denton are back as is 6-foot forward Nate Philpot.

Other players back from last season with less experience in varsity but who look ready to go are juniors 5-foot-11 Clayton Aderman, 5-foot-6 Justin Karnes and 6-foot-1 Rocky Himes.

Coach Feezel also mentioned sophomores Andy Goldsboro, a 6-foot forward, and Briton Pruett.

“We return four players that either started or played significant minutes for us. I really like this team an the way we compete play hard,” said Coach Feezel. “We have some young kids that will be pushed into roles that I believe, with time, they will fill in an do okay.”

OUTLOOK – Graduation losses aside, the only main concern here is a lack of size. The Eagles will meet up with a lot of teams that will have taller kids. But hard work and solid fundamentals can make up for a lot of those shortcomings. They should be able to contend in both conferences (EIC, NTC) that they play in.

2017-18 VARSITY SCHEDULE
N20-25 Mulberry Grove Turkey Tournament J12 @ Patoka

N28

@ Farina South Central J19 Mulberry Grove
D1 Neoga J22-27 NTC Tournament @ Altamont
D5 @ Louisville North Clay J30 @ Dieterich
D8 Effingham St. Anthony F1 @ Sandoval
D12-16 St. Elmo Holiday Tournament F9 @ Altamont
D21 @ Nokomis F10 NTC/LOVC Shootout @ Cumberland
J2 Toledo Cumberland F13 Odin
J5 Windsor-Stewardson-Strasburg F16 Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City
J9 Ramsey F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD