In previous seasons, the Wildecats would go onto play Mt. Hebron, which defeated county champion Marriotts Ridge on Tuesday in the 3A East Region I title game — previously called Section I. Now, though, all eight region champions will be re-seeded by regular season winning percentage. This opens up the opportunity for two Howard County teams — like Mt. Hebron and Wilde Lake — to play each other in a state semifinal or championship.