The sectional pairings were announced less than two weeks ago - have you checked them out yet?
The 22-team sectional not only has East, but West Aurora, Oswego East, Batavia and Geneva. Not to mention Benet Academy, Naperville Central, Naperville North and Neuqua Valley. The two Downers Grove schools are in the mix as well.
Regional hosts are Waubonsie Valley, Geneva, Plainfield East and Willowbrook, so if the Tomcats drop a couple of games, there's a good chance they could end up in regional with Waubonsie, West and Neuqua.
This is a joke. Benet is off to a 9-2 start has their best team in years, Neuqua is still undefeated at 7-0 and the Naperville public schools have tremendous height and are just good enough to beat anyone.
Once again the area's best teams will have to navigate a minefield just to get to a sectional final.
In Class 3A, state runner up Oswego opens up in the ACC Regional with Marmion, ACC, IMSA and Yorkville. Kaneland is in the Kaneland Regional and the champs from each will probably play each other.
Unlike last year's Rochelle Sectional, which was a cakewalk for the Panthers once they beat ACC in the regional final, there are some decent teams in the other half of the bracket - but no real powerhouses.
Oswego has to be a favorite to once again contend for a sectional championship.