The Falcons were 12-14 last season, 4-21 the season before. Now, they’re on the verge of a first-place finish in a region that has had as many as four ranked teams this season. They upset No. 6 Hillgrove 48-42 on Wednesday in Region 8 and control their fate.
The Falcons must beat Marietta (17-7, 8-7) on Friday and Campbell (9-14, 4-10) on Saturday to wrap up the No. 1 seed for the tournament. Hillgrove (19-5, 12-3) would own the tiebreaker in a three-way tie with McEachern (18-4, 11-3).