Week 8's results took its toll on many of the weekly front-runners in the Fantasy XC league. With many teams either taking a rest week before Class 4 District, finishing off their conference meets, or competing on a tough course, the times were not as fast as usual and the competition was not as deep as usual either. Farber picked up the W in Week 8 as his 50 points was pretty decisive. Interesting to note is that his team now is basically Team Crowe from last week after their massive trade (with a few left over from before the trade) so Farber definitely from the deal. he benefited particularly from Trenton Wells going sub-16:00 and Mark Venable running very well at the Big 8 Conference meet. Another one of his new additions, Mason Gaines, also came up big for him at NCMC conference, with Jacob McCrackin being his 4th scorer, and Caleb Cornelius was his #5. So 4 of his 5 scoring runners were new additions from that blockbuster deal. Szabo was 3rd as his West Plains boys came up big for him behind Harrison Brown's sub-16:00 at Castlewood. Wang and Hackett got hit by some tough courses and off-days from their boys and Team Crowe didn't even score this week unfortunately.
My boys came up big, but not big enough. Ryan Riddle's 15:30 was much obliged, and the SWMO fast courses helped me out once again. It is always hit or miss for me as the COC being on Nixa's course was a god-send, but I have been hurt by a reliance on those SWMO boys in the past. Going into district week, I have my lineup set up to maximize runs on Nixa and Ray-Pec and minimize Big Driver, etc. With Flood at Liberty North and Buffington back in Jackson City Park, too, I'm set up well to succeed in Week 9 and that should carry me well into the postseason.
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Here are the final rosters heading into District week. There are no more opportunities for add/drops and the top 4 teams after this week will advance to the Class 1-3 district/Class 4 sectional/state meet weeks for the final showdown. New additions are italicized - Wang traded Kolin Overstreet to Szabo for Alex Beard, then dropped Beard for Brady Bauder.