Drew Karpen profiles the Mars boys basketball team.
(Photo: Mars freshman Robby Carmody, driving around North Catholic's Tom Braun, has played a key role in the Planet's success this season. John Heller/Post-Gazette)
"With only two weeks remaining in the regular season, everything is starting to align for the Mars Area boys basketball team.
Entering the week, the Fightin' Planets have earned the right to be called the No. 1 team in Class AAA with a 17-1 record and 10-0 mark in Section 1.
"It has been a lot of fun," Mars coach Rob Carmody said. "Winning games is always nice but the reality is I am really blessed to have a super group of kids. They put their egos aside and do what is best for the team. As a coach, that is what you want to see. That is the most enjoyable part for me."
Carmody is in his 17th year as the lead man at Mars and has seen a lot of success the last few years but not as much potential for a deep run until this year."