08-09 Section 4AA Preview

The 08-09 Conference and Section Preview series rolls on with our 15th preview and the 2nd preview of the 11 metro area sections. In this edition, a look at section 4AA. If you missed any of the previews, you can find links to all of them on the Section & Conference Previews page.

Defending Champion: St. Bernard's

West Subsection Predicted Seeding: (Breck is the defending champion)

  1. Holy Family
  2. Brooklyn Center
  3. Jordan
  4. Edison
  5. Breck
  6. Blake
  7. Trinity
  8. Providence
Holy Family will have a very respectable team, but this subsection is weak. Breck was the only other team to be above 500 last year (Edison was 14-14 vs a weak schedule) and they look to have a really rough season. Edison did not look good in fall play. Brooklyn Center had a tough time beating anyone the 2nd half of last season. Blake, Trinity and Providence could be amongst the lowest ranked teams in all of AA in terms of QRF. I'll take Holy Family by default.

East Subsection Predicted Seeding: (St. Bernard's is the defending champion)
  1. St. Bernard's
  2. Minnehaha
  3. Concordia
  4. St. Croix Lutheran
  5. St. Paul Academy
  6. Roosevelt
  7. Humboldt
  8. Mounds Park Academy
Unfortunately the top 3 teams in this section all reside in the east. St. Croix Lutheran would give Holy Family a game too. SPA is at 5 despite a really rough season last season by default as I don't see much from the 3 teams below them and they have a nice goto player in Evan MacMillan. Concordia vs Minnehaha would be a big rematch of a tournament game from last season. That game left a bad taste for Minnehaha. St. Bernard's is the favorite and will get their toughest test in that subsection final.

Section Winner: St. Bernard's. Expect the same in this year's section final as last year, a total blowout.

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