Our annual spring bracket challenge is down to the finish as the Helmet Madness tournament hits the final matchup.
Defending champion DeKalb County made the championship round by knocking off region rival Macon County, taking out the other remaining top-seeded team in the process. They’ll face third-seeded Gordonsville, which makes its first-ever championship round appearance after routing 2021 champion Lebanon in the semifinals.
A Spotlight Game at home is at stake for the winner. If Gordonsville wins, their home opener against Smith County on Thursday, Aug. 17 will be the selected game. If it’s DeKalb County that wins, their game will be determined at a later date once more Thursday night games have been determined by the TSSAA.
More than 1,800 votes were cast in the semifinals and here’s how those matchups finished:
(3) Gordonsville def. (2) Lebanon 1,391-454
(1) DeKalb County def. (1) Macon County 1,112-733
See voting from previous rounds:
Here’s how the bracket has progressed to the championship round:
And a look at the final two teams remaining:
Voting in this round runs through noon Wednesday, April 12, and is limited to one vote per 24 hours per device.