This Week's Craw-Kan Team of the Week from Southeast Kansas is the Erie High School Boys Basketball Team led by head coach Nick Pfeifer.
The Red Devils punched their ticket to state for the first time since 1993 as they knocked off Northeast-Arma (65-44) on Saturday in Yates Center. Erie had 18 points from Mark Bogner, 17 points from Matthew Vail and 13 points from Eric Dillinger in the win. Tyler Pasquarelli also had seven while Dawson Lehman chipped in four. Vail and Bogner each had four three pointers in the game. Erie knocked off Colgan in the quarterfinal and Yates Center in the semifinal.
"We got off to a great start and it was the result of a tremendous defensive effort and rebounding. From there I thought we did a nice job of continuing to attack on the offensive end while being very solid on defense. I could not be more proud of the effort and commitment everyone on our team has put forth long before this week and the entire season. I am so happy for the guys" Pfiefer said.
Erie will be in the Class 2A state tournament in Manhattan at 4:45 pm on Thursday as the four seed as they take on five seed Sterling (19-4).
Craw-Kan “Your Technology Partner" and Sports in Kansas will once again be in partnership over the 2019-2020 school year to release a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" for the sixth consecutive season.
"I am looking forward to this partnership again for another year with Craw-Kan and highlighting teams from the SEK area to not only a local platform but also giving them statewide reach on our network, it's became quite the popular feature over the last five years," said Sports in Kansas CEO, Chet Kuplen. "Not only does this help athletes and teams to be promoted for their achievements, it also lets the area know what all the new products that Craw-Kan has to offer, including new gigabit fiber now in the the area. Also that Craw-Kan is now in Frontenac and Pittsburg. It's also going to several other areast in Southeast Kansas”
"Craw-Kan offers all your technology needs in the area from internet to web design and cell phones to security systems." said Craw-Kan Marketing Manager, Zach Adams. "We have a lot of new products including the fastest internet in the area in the new gigabit fiber, we are also in Frontenac and Pittsburg with our service. We are very excited with all the new products we have to offer to the area."
Nominations will be accepted from every Friday-Sunday, with the "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" being released every Monday on Sports in Kansas (Kansas-Sports.com). Teams must be nominated via email or twitter.
Teams must be from the following leagues in the Southeast Kansas area to be eligible: SEK, CNC, TRL, plus Erie, Pittsburg and Parsons.
Craw-Kan and Sports in Kansas will also partner in releasing a "All Craw-Kan Team" for the Southeast Kansas area after postseason play has wrapped up.
How to nominate?
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