In its inaugural season, the Mifflin County boys basketball team struggled in the win column in the Mid-Penn Commonwealth.
The team was competitive, however, and despite its 9-14 overall record, had an opportunity to compete in the District 6 playoffs.
The first season in the tough league - one that featured a PIAA Class AAAA semifinalist in Harrisburg - was not without highlights. The Huskies competed hard, notching victories against Central Dauphin East and Carlisle - spearheaded by the efforts of 1,000 point scorer and two-time Rothrock/Webber award winner Seth Wagner.
Following a stellar season on the hardwood, Wagner added another accolade to his resume, earning a second team Mid-Penn Commonwealth Division all-star bid - the first 'big guy' to be selected as the entire first team was made up of guards.
"Seth Wagner was very well deserving of his second team Mid-Penn Commonwealth nomination," Mifflin County coach Aaron Gingrich said. "He was the seventh highest vote getter - and he was the highest vote getting big guy in the league."
Wagner was a force in the paint and from beyond the arc, forcing defenders to double down and play him hard. The 6-foot, 8-inch senior held his own though, combatting swarming defenses by netting the second most three point goals on the squad and shooting a cool 67.4 percent from the free throw line - the best on the squad. On the defensive end of the floor, Wagner established his presence well, blocking a league-high 96 shots.
Wagner was extremely efficient in his time on the floor, steering clear of foul trouble and leading the team in minutes played per game - working for more than 27 per contest, the mark of a workhorse and leader on the floor.
The number of votes received by Wagner speaks volumes - especially when considering the caliber of players who laced up against him this season.
"That says something about his play in the league and the respect he garnered from the other coaches in the league," Gingrich said.
Wagner tallied some impressive stats in his final campaign - averaging a double-double, netting 19.8 points per game while snagging 12.4 rebounds per contest.
"He was a big presence that will be sorely missed and it was a pleasure to coach him over the last two seasons," Gingrich added.