Not many head coaches can claim to turn around a down program as well as Coach Brad Beaty has since his arrival at Webber Township

The first season at Webber for this mentor, the Trojans went 0-24.
But since that time, things have gotten substantially better for this program.

Coming off of a 17-12 season, the Trojans are wanting to take that next step.

They lost a tough overtime decision to eventual sectional champ Woodlawn, 49-43 at Wayne City in the regional title game.

Despite losing an important starter from last season (Jaxon Helm) the Trojans look to be improved with some hardware on their mind.

Setting goals for a team is a good thing for all involved and after getting a small taste of it last year, look for these Trojans to “belly up to the buffet” in 2017-18.

ABV all-south special mention selection Charles Neal returns for Webber Township.

The 6-foot-5 senior has spent his entire prep career on the varsity and he looks ready for another splendid season.

This lefty has a great touch around the rim and his success has coincided with more wins than losses in the past three years.

Coach Beaty has three other veterans ready to get after it as seniors.

Six-foot senior Dylan Stratton, 6-foot-1 Brody Mount and 6-foot-1 Dalton Hart all have grown up together (with Neal) in this system and all should be ready for a big campaign.

“This group has been 'laser focused' since the regional loss to Woodlawn,” said Coach Beaty.

Dalton Adcock, a 6-foot-1 sophomore, could end up in the starting lineup when the Trojans head to Christopher for the annual Thanksgiving Tournament.

Six-foot-three Markeith Davis is healthy and ready to go, says Coach Beaty and he will provide some help in the paint.

Garrett Thompson will get minutes off the Webber bench, as Coach Beaty likes his offensive skill set.

Kaiden Taylor, an athletic 6-foot-3 transfer from Wayne City, should help out on the boards.

Webber Township has strengthened their schedule to include highly regarded Du Quoin along with tournaments at Christopher, Wayne City and the Midland Trail Conference tournament.

“These seniors have been either starting or playing big minutes since their freshman year,” said Coach Beaty. “They are anxious to get started this season.”

OUTLOOK – ABV pegged the Trojans to be a bit more dominate in the preseason rankings last year but the Trojans struggled at times. But in the end, they were a few moments away from winning the program's first regional title since 2005 last February. Neal could be one of the top 1A players in the area and his senior teammates are also talented. The bench looks even better than last year. ABV thinks this team has 20-wins written all over it and a regional title, and perhaps a longer run, could be in the works. Grasping the urgency of the moment will tell a lot about how well this team moves forward. According to Coach Beaty, that shouldn't be a problem.

N20-25 Christopher Turkey Tournament J12 @ Sandoval


@ Zeigler-Royalton J13 MLK Shootout @ Mounds Meridian
D5 @ Odin J15-20 MTC Tournament @ Woodlawn
D8 @ Thompsonville J23 @ Wayne City
D9-16 Wayne City Holiday Tournament J27 Pinckneyville Showcase
D19 Woodlawn F9 @ Grayville
D21 @ Du Quoin F10 @ Gallatin County
J2 Centralia Christ Our Rock Lutheran F13 Patoka
J5 Waltonville F16 Cisne
J9 Johnston City F19-23 IHSA Regional TBD