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Final 4 set in Standard bracket
CJ Taylor GAME WINNER.jpg
CJ Taylor buzzer beater

Elite 8 Results

Fall Bracket

No. 2 - Homecoming Pioneer rally (75.6%)*

No. 1 - Pioneers beat Rockvale (24.4%) 


Miscellaneous bracket

No. 3 - Evans scores first points (58.8%)*

No. 1 - Cheerleaders win at state (41.2%)


Spring Bracket

No. 4 - Keele has 13 Ks in debut (67.5%)*

No. 3 - Softball tops W. Blount (32.5%)


Winter Bracket

No. 1 - Pioneers win D6AAA title (77.4%)

No. 3 - WC wins region game (22.6%)


*lower seed won



Only four remain.

The Standard bracket challenge, which began Sunday with 16 of the top WCHS sports events of the 2019-20 school year, has its Final 4.

Voters have spoken and a clear winner emerged from every region, with just one No. 1 seed making it to the finals.

The lone top seed to advance was perhaps the bracket favorite, the WCHS boys basketball team winning the District 6AAA tournament title on a buzzer beater at White County. CJ Taylor delivered the game winner in Sparta, a shot that nobody can seem to forget.

The Pioneer victory in the district finals was a winner in the Elite 8 over another impressive basketball victory - the home win in the region over Ooltewah. The buzzer beater garnered 77.4 percent of the vote. 

In other regions, Jack Keele's impressive night of strikeouts continues to surge. The No. 4 seed in the spring sports region when voting began, Keele topped a Pioneer no-hitter in the first round, then dispatched the softball team's victory over William Blount in the Elite 8. Keele's 13-strikeout night in the season debut took home 67.5 percent on the vote in its matchup.

Keele will have to take down the football program in the semifinals. Warren County's comeback win over Siegel on homecoming emerged from the fall region with 75.6 percent of the vote.

Trevor Evans was the closest winner in the Elite 8, with his first points and all-tournament performance in the Sonic Shootout narrowly edging the WCHS cheerleaders winning at state title.

Over 400 votes were cast in the Elite 8 and the Standard is expanding the voting options for the semifinals.

Along with being able to vote on Twitter at @sstandardsports, people can also log on to the Southern Standard website and choose their favorite WCHS sports moment from this school year. Voting is open until 7 p.m. Friday. The finals will be announced in Sunday's Standard.