After years of being widely regarded as the most difficult classification to win, 3A is actually fairly wide open. High Point Christian cruised throughout the regular season, Forsyth Country Day has been among the top teams over several months, Gaston Christian lacks depth but has a clear amount of talent, and Concord Academy can simply never be counted out. However, Greensboro Day (seeded fifth) remains an obvious sleeper. The Bengals haven’t enjoyed their usual level of success, but it’s impossible to overlook the history of success. While the Cougars have arguably been the best team this season, anything can happen.

Prediction: High Point Christian

Darkhorse: Greensboro Day