The Dots will rely heavily on three players - Covert, Hamrick and sophomore David Scragg. They'll play four in the competition, but count the low three scores for the team point total.
That has been the key this season for the Dots, who will play four but aren't expecting a low number from their No. 4, Caleb Luikart.
"These guys can't afford to have a bad day," Smith said. "They've known that all year. They played lights out all season. They've struggled a little bit, but not enough to have an impact on what we've done. You have to count four scores during the season and it takes its toll on winning matches."
One of their four was going to be senior Evan Butcher, who tied for 22nd at last year's State Tournament. However, Butcher's father Jim is a Baptist minister and was transferred from Poca to Madison and his sons - Evan and Jonathan - play for Coach Jim Bob Brown at Scott.
Sterling Chafin, Aaron Grant and Nick Dolan round out the roster for the Skyhawks, who finished fifth at the State Tournament last year.
No matter what Scott or Poca do at the regional on Monday, Roane County remains the heavy favorite to repeat as state champion.
The Raiders remain the state's deepest team - perhaps in any class. Sophomore twin brothers Cole and Camden Moore, their freshman brother Caleb Moore, 2012 double-A medalist and senior Alston Spears, and fellow senior Hunter Simmons make up Roane.
However, the format takes all but four of Roane's players out of the mix.
"As far as depth, I would say they might be the best team in the state," Smith said.