Posted On: 08/21/17 2:38 PM

Last November, Johnson-Brock and Meridian delivered two epic matches. Meridian took the first one in the D1-1 district final and Johnson-Brock won the second, which happened to be for the D-1 state title.

Ever since, it has felt like Johnson-Brock and Meridian are on a collision course to meet again for the D-1 title in 2017.

Class D-1

1. Johnson-Brock – There has never been a team win three straight Class D-1 state titles, but with future Husker and junior MH Fallon Stutheit, senior MH Kaitlynn Simon and senior setter Brynn Westenburg all back the Eagles are looking like the team to beat again. It’s also worth pointing out that there have only been 16 teams in state history – regardless of class – to win three consecutive state titles.

2. Meridian – You have to think that going into 2017 the Mustangs have the best shot at unseating Johnson-Brock and the Mustangs certainly won’t be intimidated by the Eagles. Last year’s state tournament experience should pay huge dividends, as does returning seniors Rylee Pieper, setter Erin Johnson, 6’1 MH Lauren DeLord and impressive sophomore Halle Pribyl.

3. Ansley-Litchfield – Coach Pat Hoblyn returns three of her top

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