Although the Patriots will most likely compete with the Wildcats and Indians for the East title, there is little question that the team to beat in the Tri-Valley is defending champion Morris. The Mustangs return five starters, including Mike DeLuca and Levi Decker, and will be the favorite to repeat as champions.
Still, Brant is high on his squad, which will open play tonight against Franklin in the Milford Tournament.
“If we come together, we have the experience and leadership to make a run,” he said. “The team has shown a lot of heart and unity already in the preseason. We are excited to get under way.”