Mt. Hebron (3-8 county, 11-11 overall – No. 6 seed Section I 3A East Region)
Best Case: The Vikings throw recent history out the window against rival Centennial in the opening round and earn a road victory six years in the making in front of a sold out crowd. The momentum from that breakthrough win carries over into wins over Reservoir, which Mt. Hebron split with during the regular season, and River Hill to reach the region finals. The run ends there with a loss to Stephen Decatur but it’s the farthest the program has gone in the playoffs in the last decade. Brandon Prox and JC McCorn become the intimidating scoring tandem they were when the Vikings rattled off six straight wins earlier this year, while Brooks Pearce and Nathan Johnson provide a needed presence inside. Throw in some strong guard play from Johnny Linsenmeyer, Yassin Omer and Matt Shriver — each averaging six or more points a game — and the talent is certainly there for a run.