As programs toggle between classifications, 1A has maintained a few staple teams throughout the years. United Faith earned the top seed and should honestly have no issue getting to the title game. On the other side, the reigning champions of Northside Christian certainly have a more challenging road to repeating. Assuming everything goes as expected, they’ll advance to the next round and face off against Victory Christian. That semifinal contest should be an entertaining battle. After (incorrectly) choosing United Faith over Northside Christian last year, it’ll be fascinating to see who ultimately makes the final game. The Knights losing one of their key pieces is the only real reason to go against Northside Christian.

Prediction: United Faith

Darkhorse: Victory Christian