Athens High of Raleigh has hovered near the top of the state rankings all year long. While NW Guilford has put together a great winning streak after a mediocre start.
Game one on Saturday went to the Vikings, as Athens commits a six errors.
Athens Drive began with three runs in the second inning to take the lead, and a home run in the forth moved the Jags to a 4-1 lead.
However, six errors and wild pitches allow the Viking to move ahead 6-4 after the third inning.
The game ended with NW Guilford winning 11-7 over Athens.
"The bottom line is that Northwest hits better and plays a lot better defense," Athens' coach John Thomas said. "We made six errors, and it's hard to win when you make six errors."