Twenty-five Baltimore public school teams advanced to the regional quarterfinals Friday and Saturday. Six local teams are No. 1 seeds — Broadneck, Milford Mill, Westminster, River Hill, Reginald Lewis and Havre de Grace.
Eleven teams in the four regional playoff brackets are undefeated, including Broadneck, Howard, River Hill, Harford Tech and Lewis.
The field includes all four defending state champions although Damascus, which won in Class 3A the past two years is now in 2A in the same region with defending 2A champ Walkersville. In Class 4A, Wise is going for a third straight title and in 1A, Fort Hill is aiming for a state record five in a row.