Posted On: 10/17/17 4:55 PM

Postseason play is right around the corner. With sections set to start in less than two weeks, PrepDig is breaking down each section with teams and players to watch.

Section 5A saw Kimball reach the state tournament a year ago despite a 16-13 regular season record. If there's something to be said about the section, it's that the last team to go to state in back-to-back seasons was Nevis, which went to state in 2013 and 2014. Since then, it's been a different team each time. It seems likely that that trend will continue.

Favorite: Rush City

The Tigers look like the favorite right now to emerge from Section 5A and get to the state field. They've won 11 matches in a row, seemingly peaking at the end of the season. Aside from an early-season loss to Onamia, their only losses are to Rocori and Southwest Christian. Taylor Williams is one of the top setters in the state and the combination of Shawna Mell and Jamie Guptill up front makes life extremely difficult for the opposition.

Next Up: Onamia, Pine River-Backus, Royalton

Onamia is the only team

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