Bluejackets will take on North Knox in rematch for opening sectional matchup

Mitchell’s Bryson Shoults attempts a turnaround jumper over North Knox defender Mason Lions during their Dec. 16 matchup, which the Bluejackets won 69-37.

By Noah Dalton

During the IHSAA’s Pairings Show on Sunday, it was revealed the Mitchell High School (5-16) will take on North Knox (4-17) in their opening Class 2A Sectional 47 matchup.

The Class 2A Sectional 47 bracket

The sectional will be hosted at North Knox High School on Feb. 28 through March 4, with the Bluejackets’ matchup against the Warriors set for March 1 at 6 p.m.

This game will be a rematch from earlier this season, as the two teams faced off on Dec. 16, with Mitchell emerging victorious in blowout fashion 69-37.

Since that game, both schools have struggled in the win-loss column, with North Knox 4-10 during that time having lost four straight.

The Bluejackets are 3-11 since defeating the Warriors back in December and are currently on a two-game winning streak.

The winner of that game will advance to take on the winner of Paoli (16-5) and 2A top-ranked Linton-Stockton (21-1) on March 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Mitchell has faced and lost to both teams decisively earlier in the season, losing to Linton-Stockton on Dec. 9, 71-34 and losing to Paoli on Jan. 6, 68-37.

North Knox has yet to face Paoli this season, but battled Linton-Stockton on Jan. 28, losing handedly 77-34.