Helmet Madness 2023: Semifinals

Helmet Madness 2023: Semifinals

Four teams remain in our annual spring bracket challenge as the Helmet Madness tournament makes its way into the semifinals.

Two top-seeded teams fell by the wayside in the quarterfinals, after third-seeded Gordonsville toppled Smith County in the Burton Region, while 2021 champ and second-seeded Lebanon claimed the Reid Region with a win over top-seeded Trousdale County. The Tigers and Blue Devils face each other next.

Another 1-seed will fall in the semifinals as the two remaining top seeds, DeKalb County and Macon County, square off.

More than 1,900 votes were cast last round and here’s how those matchups finished:

  • Burton Region
  • (3) Gordonsville def. (1) Smith County, 1,047-872
  • Reid Region
  • (2) Lebanon def. (1) Trousdale County, 1,030-889
  • Duggin Region
  • (1) DeKalb County def. (3) Watertown, 996-923
  • Brooks Region
  • (1) Macon County def. (3) Oakland, 1,208-711

First-round results from the group stage can be seen here:

See voting from previous rounds:


Round of 16

Round of 32

Here’s how the bracket shapes up the rest of the way:

And a look at the teams remaining:

Voting in this round runs through noon Friday, April 7. Voters must make a choice on all matchups in order for votes to count.

This poll has ended (since 5 months).


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