The high school basketball season is here. We at The Jackson Sun are going to bring you more coverage through the printed newspaper, online subscriptions and social media. I am going to bring you the top games to see beginning with today's Hall of Champions games.
Lexington at Gibson County (Girls) -- I will be here. Two very storied high school girls' programs in West Tennessee. Lexington is predicted to contend for the District 14-AA title with a strong inside game led by Andrea Moffitt and Kalee Goff. If Caitlin McGill and Adi Hale play to potential, the Lady Tigers will be hard to stop. Gibson County is under a new head coach in Mitch Wilkins after Michael Hart left for Trenton Peabody. The Lady Pioneers will have a new look as four starters graduated last year. Jasmine Whittemore will be a player to watch for Gibson County.
Covington at Bolivar (Both) -- On the boys' side, this should be a great matchup with a potential rematch coming in the region tournament in February. Covington received three big name transfers during the offseason. Demetrius Dyson came in from Brighton and Tarecus and Chevia Hughes came over from Haywood. All three say plenty of playing time last season for their respective team. Bolivar always seems to be able to rebuild quickly. With the graduation of Deandre McKinnie and Trey Polk, the Tigers will have to again. On the girls' side, these two teams are projected near the top of their respective district this season. Bolivar is led by senior guard Shunice Herron. Tymeria Franklin will be eligible this year after sitting out last year after transferring from McNairy Central. Covington is led by Precious Harvey.
McNairy Central at Madison (Girls) -- These two teams always seem to provide a great game in the first week of the season. Madison lost three starters from last year, but the Lady Mustangs played deep each game. Cayla Sheets and Jasmine Washington will provide leadership at guard. McNairy Central lost 30 points a game with the graduation of Chelsea Mikaela Rowland Bodiford and Kindra Brown. Mikaela Rowland will lead the Lady Bobcats at post along with guard Brianna Phelps.
Bruceton at Bradford (Boys) -- Bradford returns four starters from last season, and the Red Devils are looking to be competitive in District 14-A. Tyler McCartney leads Bradford after averaging 17.6 points a game last year. Bruceton should provide a good early-season test for the Red Devils. Rekayis McCauley leads the Tigers along with Paul Uldrich.