Minnesota Forum sportswriters Chris Murphy and Tom Mix have named Perham the preseason #1 boys basketball team in the area.
According to the article:
Hard to bet against the Yellowjackets and coach Dave Cresap. Perham lost its top six players heading into last season and still made it to the state tournament, topping No. 2-ranked Hawley in the subsection championship.
The Yellowjackets have gone 83-12 in the last three seasons, winning a state title, finishing third in the state and winning three straight section titles. Perham returns three starters in Eli Beachy, Hunter Salathe and Tyler Glines. They will need to replace the scoring of Josh Nordick and the size of Jordan Hein.
Other ranked area teams that Perham will tangle with later in the season include Hawley (#2) on January 7th and February 7th, Battle Lake (#3) on December 21st, and Fergus Falls (#5) on January 28th.