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BIG NORTHERN EAST
Outlook: Richmond-Burton edged Burlington Central for the BNC East title last year, and both teams figure to be in the hunt again this season for a championship that appears up for grabs.
Top five players: Moter Deng, Burlington Central, F, Sr.; Mason Lucca, Genoa-Kingston, G, Sr.; Alec Mabie, F, Rockford Christian, Sr.; Ryan Ritchie, G, Burlington Central, Sr.; Chris Vlasak, Richmond-Burton, Sr., G
Did you know? Rockford Christian comes into the BNC East this year from the Northeastern Athletic after compiling a 79-12 record the past three seasons, including a third-place finish in Class 2A in 2011.
Quote: “Richmond-Burton always has that football-tough team that finds a way to compete. Rockford Christian is kind of the wild card.” — Burlington Central coach Brett Porto
Predicted finish: Burlington Central, Richmond-Burton, Rockford Christian, Genoa-Kingston, North Boone, Marengo, Harvard