(ANNAPOLIS) A potential Central Christmas Tournament Championship Game preview will take place on J98 Thursday night. The 8-0 Central Rebels head to Annapolis to square off with the 7-0 South Iron Panthers.

Head coach of the Rebels Josh Mapes says that a lot of young players have stepped up with the team having lost a number of talented players to graduation and injury.

The Panthers are once again a tough team with talent in the post and on the perimeter according to coach Mapes.

South Iron is led by head coach Lawrence Graves. The Panthers have had their fair share of blowout victories, but just this week had to squeak by Arcadia Valley on the road for a two point win.
Graves says his players have excelled in dealing with adversity this year.

The Panthers have struggled with Central in the past, but Graves believes this year could be different with the experience South Iron has out on the floor.

Tipoff between the Rebels and the Panthers is set for 7:30 with the Fliegs Equipment Pregame Show beginning at 7:15 on J98.