After an honorable mention 11B All-State football award, Roncalli senior Brady Morgan is back for Aberdeen Roncalli. At right, Brandon Fauth is a senior transfer from AC that has joined the Cavalier cause.
A year ago Brian Dolan’s Aberdeen Roncalli team finished with a 14-9 record, losing in the Round-of-16 (Madison). While the Cavaliers have some big shoes to fill with graduation losses, Dolan, the former former Head College Coach at Upper Iowa and then Wayne State has some talented returners and some guys that Sacred Hoops was able to work with this summer…
Three of the seniors on the Roncalli roster played for the Barn-Burner 17-U squad, coached by Allan Bertram.
Gray Imbrey, a 6-foot-3 sophomore played on the BarnBurner 15-U team coached by Dolan himself.
The Cavaliers will be in the mix for Region 1 supremacy as Groton, Milbank, Redfield/Doland, Sisseton, Tiospa Zina and Webster area will be chasing a dangerously talented Roncalli squad.
“Roncalli will be a solid team in Class A this year and bring back a strong nucleus. Brady Morgan, Max Reede, Isaac VanOrman, and Aberdeen Transfer Brandon Fauth will lead the way. Their guard play will be terrific with Morgan running the point and Reede and Van Orman both with outstanding shooting range. Fauth will bring toughness and a solid all around game. They will be lack some size in the post but will bring a ton of energy, defensive effort and will be tough to guard.” - Allan Bertram
One thing for sure is this Aberdeen Roncalli will be ready by the post-season after a big-time schedule…
Dec. 28 and 29…back-to-back games with Belle Fourche and St. Thomas More out west.
Jan. 14 - Tea Area in TEA
Jan. 19 - Hanson Classic
Jan. 26 - DAK12/NEC Challenge (Madison)
Feb. 7 - Clark Willow Lake @ Clark
Feb. 9 - DWU Classic…
Season opener is Dec. 10 vs. MOPO, in Aberdeen.
Here are a few highlights from a season ago while AR was taking on R/D.