The Eastside boys began the season unranked, but, after a 17-2 start, the Eagles appear poised to make some noise in the postseason. Senior guard Treyvon Francis is among team leaders and helped the Eagles win 12 straight games, heading into Saturday’s game against Alcovy. Before Saturday, Eastside was the only unbeaten team in Region 8-AAAA play.
Alexander, another AAAA boys team that started the season unranked, has emerged as a legitimate threat out of arguably the classification’s toughest region. Heading into the weekend action, the Cougars had won 12 in a row, a streak that includes impressive Region 5-AAAA wins over No. 4 Fayette County and No. 10 Sandy Creek.