After a very abbreviated 2020 schedule, the 2021 season is just underway with pretty much every team in the area getting started over the weekend - some already with a handful of games under their belts.
The mostly lost season a year ago has baseball coaches, players and fans/parents antsy to make sure the entire year plays out, culminating with crowning state champions across all classifications and organizations.
What we'll do instead is highlight a team we think has a high chance to win state, a team that could be dark horse in that class as well as a preseason player to watch in each class.
[UPDATED: 6:51 a.m. Sunday, February 28]
By this point in the season, no team has any secrets. It's all about execution and making the plays necessary to win.
Here are the Regional Quarterfinal games for the DFW teams.
W4 Byron Nelson 72, W3 North Crowley 70 (OT)
W7 Richardson 64, W8 South Grand Prairie 54
T7 Dallas Jesuit 55, R7 Richardson Lake Highlands 46
W11 Waxahachie 78, W12 Killeen Ellison 67
R11 Duncanville 73, T11 Mansfield 53
W8 Mansfield Timberview 57, W7 Fort Worth Wyatt 55
R8 Mansfield Summit 67, T8 Mansfield Legacy 59
W12 Lancaster 68, W11 Carrollton Smith 47
R12 Dallas Kimball 59, T12 Dallas South Oak Cliff 55
W13 Highland Park 57, W14 Midlothian 48
W7 Argyle 49, W8 Fort Worth Young Men's Leadership Academy 40
R7 Decatur 58, R8 Fort Worth Dunbar 49
W12 Dallas Carter 73, F12 Dallas Pinkston 58
W10 Oak Cliff Faith Family Academy 89, W9 Van Alstyne 61
W13 Kaufman 46, T16 Kilgore 43
W8 Brock 72, W7 Wichita Falls City View 61
W9 Dallas Madison 87, W10 Callisburg 47
W22 Slidell 64, W24 Saltillo 53