Auburndale Apache boys basketball sectional semi-final preview

Who: Auburndale Apaches (20-4) vs Marathon Red Raiders (20-4)

Where: D.C. Everest High School

When: Thursday, March 8 at 7pm

What: Division 4 Sectional Semi-Final

SPORTSDESK – Big moments, big games, big time players – all accurately describe the Auburndale Apaches and the Marathon Red Raiders. These two Marawood South foes will go at it for the third time this season as these basketball powerhouses clash in the sectional semi-finals.

The #1 seed Apaches won the regular season Marawood South title and a big reason for that championship was their dispatching of the Red Raiders both times they met during the regular season.  Yet, these teams are very similarly matched. They have the same record on the year, both have top-notch coaches and both teams are exquisitely balanced offensively inside and outside while harassing non-stop on defense.

The #2 seed Red Raiders are led by 6’3” junior, Carter Hanke, and 6’5” senior, Nate Stoffel. Stoffel is also a Division 1 college football recruit who verbally committed to South Dakota on August 2, 2017.

Cale Jacoby (3) hoists regional finals plaque

As for the Apaches, they will count on sophomore outside threat, Cooper Weinfurtner, and his 14 points per game, along with senior inside scorer, Cale Jacoby, who averages 12.5 points per game.

Live streaming of this game can be found Thursday evening at

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