The Bucs, one of the top teams in the state regardless of class, will battle a Powers team in need of a top-down restoration. Don’t get me wrong, there’s a little talent at Powers this season — unfortunately, a precious little of it is on the varsity team.
Beecher’s depth is far superior and, using my favorite comparison, only one player on Powers’ team would start for Beecher — 6-1 senior Nick Sullivan. First-year head coach Jeremy Trent has his work cut out for him with this bunch.
Beecher head coach Mike Williams has a stable of guards that will, I’m certain, force at least 20 turnovers and potentially a lot more. Monte Morris, Frankie Greene, Eric Cooper, Emanuel Phifer and company will convert turnovers into points all game long. On the interior, 6-4 senior Markell Lucas should have his way with Powers’ big, but somewhat less-than-athletic frontline.
I’m hoping I won’t have to leave early, but I don’t expect this game to be competitive beyond halftime.
Prediction: Beecher 75, Powers 41