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2015 Powder Springs, GA Regional



Finals Results
*Finals was cancelled due to inclement weather. Finals results were calculated based on prelims scores, regardless of class

1. (73.50) Fort Mill H.S., SC
2. (72.30) Harrison H.S., GA
3. (68.25) Milton H.S., GA
4. (67.75) Ooltewah H.S., TN
5. (67.60) McEachern H.S., GA
6. (66.80) Lambert H.S., GA
7. (66.50) DeSoto Central H.S., MS
8. (65.20) East Coweta H.S., GA
9. (61.00) Brentwood H.S., TN
10. (60.25) Alan C. Pope H.S., GA

Music: Harrison H.S., GA
Visual: Fort Mill H.S., SC
GE: Fort Mill H.S., SC

Prelims Results
(view full recap here)

Class A
1. Powdersville H.S., SC
2. Wesleyan School, GA

Music: Powdersville H.S., SC
Visual: Wesleyan School, GA
GE: Powdersville H.S., SC

Class AA
1. Ooltewah H.S., TN
2. Ola H.S., GA
3. Cleveland H.S., TN

Music: Ooltewah H.S., TN
Visual: Ooltewah H.S., TN
GE: Ooltewah H.S., TN

Class AAA
1. Fort Mill H.S., SC
2. Harrison H.S., GA
3. Milton H.S., GA

Music: Harrison H.S., GA
Visual: Fort Mill H.S., SC
GE: Fort Mill H.S., SC

Class AAAA
1. Lambert H.S., GA
2. East Coweta H.S., GA

Music: Lambert H.S., GA
Visual: Lambert H.S., GA
GE: East Coweta H.S., GA
About
The 2015 Powder Springs Regional was held Oct. 3 at Walter Cantrell Stadium. Fort Mill was named regional champion, defeating the 2014 champion, Harrison.

Analysis
Before Harrison registered for this competition in mid-July, it seemed to be missing some of the really big contenders from the past few years. Because Jacksonville and Powder Springs were on back-to-back weekends this year, many bands found it more difficult to justify competing at both events.

What this regional lacked in top-tier competition, it made up for with mid-tier competition. Specifically, Milton and Lambert surprised us with their high placements. We didn't even predict them in finals.

While we did predict Harrison winning over Fort Mill, we also discussed the possibility of a Fort Mill victory in our predictions, saying "we could see Fort Mill taking the championship just barely ahead of Harrison, but that will be a tough task to achieve." It definitely was a tough task to achieve, but they placed more than just barely ahead.

We could talk endlessly about the effects of prelims order on prelims placements and speculate about different outcomes had the finals competition been held, but that doesn't really matter because, as the judges' scores show, Fort Mill is a better band than Harrison right now.

They turned out to not be a better band than Harrison at Atlanta just a few weeks later, but at this point in the season, there was no reason to believe they weren't the better band.

Predictions
  1. Harrison H.S., GA
  2. Fort Mill H.S., SC
  3. East Coweta H.S., GA
  4. Boiling Springs H.S., SC
  5. DeSoto Central H.S., MS
  6. Ooltewah H.S., TN
  7. Alan C. Pope H.S., GA
  8. Ola H.S., GA
  9. McEachern H.S., GA
  10. Cleveland H.S., TN

3 comments:

  1. Why are Kennesaw and Harrison missing from both Powder Springs and Jacksonville?

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    1. Kennesaw is competing at the Jacksonville Regional and Harrison is competing at the Atlanta Super Regional and Grand Nats, but neither are competing at the Powder Springs Regional this year.

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    2. Thanks Jeremiah...not sure how i missed that. I was certain I had looked at both of them in depth!!

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