COVINGTON, Ind. — Last season, it was Rockville winning the Wabash River Conference with an 7-0 record and a 25-1 record overall and won an sectional title.
With all the starters from that team gone for this season, the WRC title will have a bunch of teams ready to take over at the top for the Rox.
Fountain Central improved from six to 18 wins last season and for an encore, coach Jason Good will return two top players in Ethan Woodrow and Koby Pierce.
“(Woodrow) is probably the best player coming back in the conference,” Good said. “He is just reaching his potential as a player and when he gets there, he will be to stop when he goes all out.
“Koby is an all-around player for us and he does everything good and we look to him to be a leader for us.”
Along with Pierce and Woodrow, Good hopes sophomore Ladd Warner will fill in the other front court spot.
“Last season, he played a little but he gained confidence playing for the tennis team,” Good said. “He has played hard in practices and did very well in our scrimmage (with Lafayette Central Catholic on Saturday).”
While the inside is set for the Mustangs, the key may be with guard play.
“We lost our top guards from last season, but I think we will still be OK,” Good said. “Clayton Corey will be the point guard and he has done well in practices and in our scrimmage.”
The Mustangs start the season at Riverton Parke on Wednesday.
Fountain Central is not the only one in contention as Covington and Attica will also join in the hunt.
“I think that it is not going to be just us, there will be Fountain Central and North Vermillion, who has a good lot of their people back, Fountain Central also has a good bunch of people back and we also have Lafayette Central Catholic in our sectional,” Covington coach Kent Chezem said.