Thompson’s Drew Thomas makes All-County team

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor

It’s hard to believe that the 2016-17 basketball season has come to a close and with it, the end of the line for one of the strongest senior classes this county has ever seen. Each one of them played with a burning desire to end their season and high school career on a high note.

It was a strong season for almost every team this year as seven teams finished with a winning record, including six of which who finished with 20-plus wins. It was a particularly impressive year for Class 6A Area 8 as all three teams from the classification were ranked in the top 10 on a couple of occasions, including Pelham and Helena who at one point sat as the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in the state.

The Panthers went on to make a run to the Elite 8 where they