By Andy Thompson, ESPN 977

The Dixie Flyers are coming off a run to the state championship game last year. They beat Ridgeline in the semifinal before falling to Snow Canyon 50-41 in the title game.

Coach Tyler Roberts is hoping the minutes his young guys got last year in big moments will payoff this year.

"I think last year with Risko [Brooks] out, it gave opportunities for Jordan [Roberts] to come in and play the point guard position which could pay some benefits coming into this year," Roberts said. "And then having Kyle [Lemke] back, who played all those minutes last year as a Sophomore..."

Lemke averaged 13 points per game last season and caused matchup problems all year for Dixie's opponents. His footwork, post moves, and ability to shoot from midrange was a big reason why Dixie's offense was so dynamic last year.

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Another big reason was Jordan Roberts' ability to distribute the ball. He was one of the best facilitators in the region with over five assists per game.

Grant Carter was also an integral part of the offense, especially in transition. He scored 11 points per game and is expected to be a leader once again this season.

"I think we have a chance to be better this year," said Carter. "It's about peaking at the right time. We kind of did that last year, obviously it didn't end the way we wanted it to but hopefully it can this year."

The Flyers have several tough pre-region matchups this year with teams like Mountain View (12/1), Farmington (12/8), and at Layton Christian Academy (12/31).

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