Monett lost three-time defending state champion Chase Brennan to graduation, but don’t expect the Cubs to take a step back because of the loss of the Mizzou commit.
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      Monett lost three-time defending state champion Chase Brennan to graduation, but don’t expect the Cubs to take a step back because of the loss of the Mizzou commit. “I have high expectations for this team,” head coach Daryl Bradley sa
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