A strong senior class, led by the oft-explosive scoring efforts of twin brothers Jon and Joe Kennedy, made Bentworth a WPIAL Class A playoff contender entering the 2007-08 boys basketball season.
Now, eight games into the schedule, the 7-1 Bearcats look like championship material.
Wednesday's 75-58 victory over California on a neutral court in Charleroi indicates Bentworth may be ready to make a major move this postseason. Not only did the Bearcats impressively beat a strong team by 17 points, Jon Kennedy's 38 points shows that Bentworth has a go-to guy in big-time games.
I admit I had a few reservations about the Bearcats entering the year. I knew they had talent but they lacked signature wins. This year, they've beaten OLSH, Clairton, Cornell, Carmichaels and California. Don't be surprised if all five of those teams play this postseason.
And expect Bentworth to make a postseason run.