This Marietta-Redan game is one that has me excited already.
The Blue Devils have an unbelievable talent on their side in Telia McCall (headed to Virginia next year). She leads the way for the team, but those ladies are about much more than just McCall. They've got a lot of players that can play. Trust me, beating MHS is not as simple as doubling McCall. Redan will have to execute and play great team defense against a team that can beat them from anywhere.
Speaking of Redan, they're returning to the state championship game after surprising everyone last year to get here before going down to Stephenson in the final game (and that Stephenson team was absolutely loaded). The Raiders got pretty much everyone back this year, and only lose two seniors after this year. Clearly this won't be the last time we see their name listed among the favorites to win a state title.
I'm looking forward to seeing Nia Evans, who I see defending McCall for much of the game.
Tip off is coming in about nine minutes, so I'll be back then with plenty of updates and info from this one. And if you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email at email@example.com.