Helmet Madness reaches Elite 8 voting

Eight teams remain in our inaugural Helmet Madness tournament, and two squads needed late voting surges to remain in contention.

Gallatin trailed entering Monday, but Green Wave backers made a late push to reach the Elite 8 by narrowly defeating Oakland.

Macon County was in a similar position and led in the final hour before DeKalb County rallied in the last 20 minutes to win by 15 votes.

Summit held on for a tight win over Beech, while Nolensville, Dickson County, Mt. Juliet, White House and Lebanon had more comfortable margins of victory.

  • Vote totals for each Sweet 16 matchup:
  • DeKalb County (51.1%) defeated Macon County – 679 total votes
  • Nolensville (57%) defeated Riverdale – 440 total votes
  • Gallatin (51.5%) defeated Oakland – 786 total votes
  • Summit (50.3%) defeated Beech – 318 total votes
  • White House (58.6%) defeated Pope John Paul II – 459 total votes
  • Dickson County (53.3%) defeated Columbia Central – 411 total votes
  • Mt. Juliet (59.7%) defeated Davidson Academy – 549 total votes Lebanon (54.7%) defeated Ravenwood – 612 total votes

Voting for the next round begins Monday afternoon on Twitter @615Preps and runs until Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Updated brackets for the regional finals are below:

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