Class A Public Boys Preview: Warren County vs. Drew Charter
Class A Public Boys
Warren County vs. Drew Charter
When: Wednesday, 3 p.m.
Warren County Screaming Devils
Coach: James Jennings
How they got there: Def. Taylor County, def. Mitchell County, def. Dublin, def. Manchester.
About the Screaming Devils: Warren County is the Region 7 Public champion and has a 16-game winning streak. The high-scoring Screaming Devils have three seniors who average double figures – Lorenzo Johnson (22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds), Ken’vonte Brinkley (11.1 points, 5.5 rebounds) and Rashad Myers (10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds). Junior Justyn Burnett is good for 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds. Warren County is seeking its first state championship under a first-year head coach.
Drew Charter Eagles
Coach: Kenyatta Bennett
How they got there: Def. Washington-Wilkes, def. Dooly County, def. Wilkinson County, def. Social Circle.
About the Eagles: Drew is the Region 6 champion and has won 28 straight games, including an overtime contest in the Final Four against previously unbeaten Social Circle. Its only regular-season loss came against Class 7A Elite Eight Grayson. The Eagles are led by three players who made the first-team all-region team: Ja’Kobe Strozier, Cedric Taylor and Cam Johnson. Michai Reid and Bryant Tripplet were honorable mentions. Drew, which didn’t lose a game until the third round of the playoffs last season, is seeking its first state championship.