The Spartans and Eagles meet up in a rematch of last year's district championship.


It is the rematch everyone has been waiting for: St. Peter's Spartans vs the Colonel Crawford Eagles. Winner takes the district championship. Richland County vs Crawford County. Loser goes home and the season is over. St. Peter's is looking for its third consecutive district championship while Colonel Crawford is looking to get back to the regional tournament for the first time since 2013-14.

Does it get any better than this? Lets take a look at this matchup and the players you will be watching with this week's weekend scouting report: district championship edition.

St. Peter's (25-0) vs Colonel Crawford (20-4), 7 p.m., Friday at Willard High School

The Game: It is a rematch of last year's district final where the Spartans cruised to a 59-42 final score and the district title. The Spartans may have lost three starters from that squad a year ago, but they have impressed, reloading to a perfect record.

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The Colonel Crawford Eagles are another year older with an exceptional sophomore class and a few seniors who really show leadership. The Spartans own the all-time advantage 18-8. Colonel Crawford beat St. Paul 61-51 while the Spartans beat Lucas 81-71. This one is going to be fun.

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Players to watch

Jared Jakubick, G/F, 6-4, senior, St. Peter's

The kid does things not many see on the basketball floor. A tremendous shooter who can turn a game around in a second with his ability to shoot the basketball while making the smart move to drive the lane if he is being over-guarded. He is the Division IV District 6 and Division IV Northwest District player of the year for a reason. A senior who will make his third appearance in the district final game of his career. Averages nearly 25 points a game.

Cameron McCreary, PG, 6-1, sophomore, Colonel Crawford

A very mature sophomore. Has played in big games all his life, so Friday shouldn't be too big of a moment. Unbelievable passer with more than seven assists a game. His passing abilities was one of the major factors in his being selected first team All-Northwest District. He can score in bunches, too. He contributes to the majority of the Eagles offense with his scoring and passing. Handles pressure well and is a true floor general.

Elijah Cobb, PG, 6-1, senior, St. Peter's

Has really picked up his game even more in the tournament lately. Achieved the 1,000-career point milestone in the sectional final with 19-first half points. Really uses his athleticism very well in the paint and has some incredible jumping abilities. Is naturally left handed, but he can blow by defenders either way. Plays the game with passion and a smile making him very fun to watch.

Brody Martin, G, 6-2, senior, Colonel Crawford

On of the best pure shooters around. He can take a game over in a hurry from beyond the arch. Is very athletic and is not a one-trick kind of player. He can and will get to the rim and will finish strong. Plays the game the right way and will be looking for his first district title in his final season. Also an incredible passer. He is the team leader on and off the floor and has been a great mentor to the younger players.

Jonah Ramey, F, 6-3, sophomore, St. Peter's

Don't let this kid's age fool you, he is a ball player. Loves to hang out in the paint, get offensive rebounds, block shots and be a force on defense. Very underrated offensive threat who can hurt teams down low if they do not gameplan against him. Has great leaping abilities and is always ready to clean up the glass. 

Harley Shaum, F, 6-5, senior, Colonel Crawford

Has really developed into one of the best big men in the area. A great shot blocker who plays smart defense. He is not one to get into foul trouble regularly with trying to swat shots out of the gym. Has great leaping abilities and rebounds the basketball very well. Is also an underrated offensive player who can change the landscape of a game with his play inside the paint.


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