The only remaining #1 seed in the 1AA bracket is the stallions of SW Onslow, and after breezing through the first few rounds of their bracket they are the inevitable favorites to take the championship. But in their way is the #3 seeded Patriots of Pender who are one week removed from their upset win over Goldsboro (28-8).
The story of this division has to be the run that the Mitchell County Mountaineers are on right now as a #7 seed reaching the state semi-finals. After barely making the playoffs and drawing a tough match-up against Cherryville in the first round it looked like Mitchell’s season would end quickly. But a win over the Iron men, and then West Wilkes and Avery County they are two games away from a state Championship. Abermarle wasn’t an early favorite either but were certainly more of a quality team during the season. Who can keep their dream alive this week?