Class 3A Centennial sectional preview

Class 3A Centennial sectional preview

We asked prep sports coordinator Fred Kroner for his take on Centennial's opponent tonight in the sectional final at Mount Zion (7:30 start):

Chatham Glenwood (22-10)
This Titans have been the underdogs since the postseason began. A No. 4 seed in the Jacksonville Regional, they won a play-in game to reach the semifinals, then knocked off the first (Southeast) and second (Sacred Heart-Griffin) seeds in consecutive games before taking care of another No. 1 seed (Lincoln) in Thursday’s sectional semifinals. The reward? A championship-game berth tonight against an opponent which was a No. 1 seed (Centennial). Chatham Glenwood is a school with a rich tradition in boys’ athletics. In the past eight years, the Titans have produced state championship teams in two sports (soccer, 2005, and baseball, 2010) and runner-up finishes in three sports (baseball, 2009, football, 2010, and soccer, 2011). But basketball? The school’s last — and also first — sectional crown came in 1975. Don’t underestimate the current Todd Blakeman-coached team. The Titans were in a conference with four other 20-win teams and are now at full strength, something which wasn’t a frequent occurrence during the regular season. In the win against top-seeded Southeast, the Titans’ Craig Fuchs had a double-double and teammates Peyton Allen and Miles McAdams were double-digit scorers.