The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its playoff brackets this afternoon. Butler is seeded No. 1, while Independence has a tough road seeded No. 6.
In a jammed pack stadium and chilly night, the Butler Bulldogs did something they have never done: Beat a Tom Knotts led Independence team at the Patriots Stadium, 31-24.
For the recap and playoff preview, pick up the Mint Hill Times Thursday. For more great photos, go to SWARDPICS.COM.