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.
According to CMS, 48 press credentials have been issued for tonight’s game. MaxPreps.com will be there with a reporter and two photographers, all the TV stations, newsapers and magazines, and of course the Mint Hill Times.
Some enterprising person has put one up on Ebay for $50.