Posted On: 02/8/21 8:00 AM

Last Thursday afternoon, the IGHSAU announced the region brackets for the upcoming race to the Well. The 1A portion of the tournament gets underway on February 11th, in just three short days. Whether you were 18-0 or 0-18 this season, it does not matter. Each team is now 0-0 and are looking to end their season with a win. Below you can view the best first round match-up, the best potential match-up, our pick to win the region, a sleeper to win the region, an “X-Factor” player, and players to watch.

Take a look at the Region 1 bracket here: Class 1A, Region 2


Best First Round Match-up: Martensdale-St. Marys vs. Melcher-Dallas
I think that this is going to be one of the more underrated first round matchups of any 1A bracket. Martensdale-St. Marys made the state tournament last year but have struggled a bit this year after some graduations. Melcher-Dallas is 8-8 this season and have played a relatively weak schedule, however, they are 4-5 against teams with a winning record so they have shown to be able to win games against tough competition whereas MSM is 1-11 against teams over .500. I do think that Martensdale-St.

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