Already, a No. 1 seed has been eliminated: Darlington of Region 7. The Tigers finished the regular season 10-0, good for the state's No. 4 ranking. But they were no match for the Pace Academy Knights, a No. 4 seed out of Region 6. The Knights were ranked No. 9 heading into the postseason. They played in arguably the deepest region in AA, so the fact that they won probably shouldn't be considered much of an upset. However, the 31-0 score is a shocker.
In fact, Region 6 dominated Region 7 in the opening round, winning all four games by a combined score of 137-63. In addition to Pace's win, GAC beat Dade County, Lovett beat Chattooga and Wesleyan beat Model.