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March 3, 2014

Lions enter 1A sectional as team to beat

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Cowan (1-19), Southern Wells (4-15) and Wes-Del (7-13) fill out the remainder of the bracket. But don't look for Liberty Christian to be overconfident.

"The cool thing about the state tournament is by the time Monday comes around, everybody is undefeated," Chappell said. "You can throw all the records out. I've seen teams rise up and surprise people, and I've seen teams that were supposed to go a long way struggle. It happens every year."

The only team Chappell is concerned with now is Daleville.

"It's hard to beat a team twice in one season," he said.

Monroe Central and Cowan will open sectional play Tuesday at 6 p.m., with the Lions and Broncos to follow. The winner of the opening game faces Wes-Del in Friday's first semifinal, and the Liberty Christian-Daleville winner will meet Southern Wells.

The championship game is set for Saturday night. In the past two seasons, Chappell and the Lions have cut down the nets at the conclusion of that evening.

They intend to do everything in their power to extend that string to three.

"There's no group of kids I'd rather take into battle with me than who we've got," Chappell said.

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