First Financial Classic
First Financial Classic
Welcome welcome welcome back.... the countdown is on to this years first financial wabash valley classic....we're just 23 days away from tipoff... today coaches and adminstrators from the 16 schools gathered for the 20th annual draw for this event... this years tourney will be held at terre haute north and run december 26th through the 29th..... here are the first round pairings... we open the tourney with defending champs terre haute north, they take on edgewood... the last time these two met in the tourney, the mustangs upset the patriots in the 2018 title game... game two has robinson against south vermillion.... the best first round matchup in my opinion has sullivan taking on marshall.....both these teams have the talent and experience to win it all this year... another good first round matchup is northview and parke heritage....these two met last year in the tourney, the knights took that one over the wolves.... until someone knocks off the champs, all eyes will be on terre haute north.... <important to our alums and student body and to people of terre haute.
We'd like to keep the classic title here in city of terre haute.
We need to try and take that next step.
If we can take that next step, i think it'd be a good thing.
Our first year in it we had a really good showing.
Had a couple good one's in between.
Like to get back to that winners bracket.
See where we can go from there.
I don't think there is a good or bad draw in this tourney.
7-8 teams that can win it.
Normally we come up here and say north-south favorite and they still might win it this year.
They aren't as experienced as they normally are.
Have small schools coming up here that have experience.
For our school to come over here with this team.
I think they're capable of winning it.
They'll have to focus on one game at a time.
For us at northview, we've won two in history.
We'd love to be the team that put number three on the wall.
Our guys will be ready for the challenge.
We're just now learning how to win.> the bottom half of the bracket starts with terre haute south and riverton parke....the braves will be going for their first classic title since 2013... at 5:30.....cloverdale and casey-westfield will square off....then one of the tourney favorites will be in action in linton....the 2a, second ranked miners are loaded....they take on shakamak.... our nightcap is a wic showdown between owen valley and west vigo....this is the second year in a row patriots and vikings will meet in this event....the patriots and vikings are no stranger to one another... <seems like a regular occurrence that we get to play owen valley.
We played them last year in the second round of the tourney.
I pretty much guarentee we'll draw each other in the sectional now.
We'll see each other a good 3-4 times before the year is over.
Eager to get out there and hoist that trophy.
We have 15 other good teams in this tourney.
That's what makes this tourney so special.
We might as well take them on.
Good opportunity for us.
David versus goliath type game.
Things go right this is one of the best experiences you'll have in your life.
Been on the stage.
Our seniors kip and veterans lincoln want to win this thing.
I got a wife at home that wants us to win every game.
Now that her