It has been a thrilling boys basketball season in Tooele County, with the teams from Stansbury, Grantsville and Tooele all preparing for their respective state tournaments.
Stansbury has gone 8-3 in Region 11 play and has clinched a postseason berth for the third consecutive season. Led by seniors Josh Jenkins, Drake Schlappi and Tavita Gagnier, the Stallions have turned into a force to be reckoned with.
The same can be said of their rivals to the south in Tooele. The Buffaloes, thanks to senior co-captains Kyler Hymas, Mitchell Bunn and Dawson Banks, have also gone 8-3 in region play and are in a close race with Stansbury for a home playoff game. The Buffs and Stallions appear to be peaking at the right time, setting up what should be an exciting run in the Class 4A state tournament.
In Class 3A, the Grantsville boys basketball team has a deep group of seniors prepared to take the Cowboys on a run through the playoffs. Brady Arbon is Grantsville’s leading scorer as they prepare to open their state tournament this weekend.