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Derrck Mahone/Douglas County Sentinel Brad Jackson will lead Mason Creek to the middle school championship game for a second straight season.

Earlier this season, Stewart defeated Mason Creek in a game shortened by inclement weather.

The teams will meet again Tuesday for much higher stakes.

Stewart, the top seed, will host the Wolves at 6:30 p.m. at Jimmy Johnson Stadium in the middle school championship game.

Officially, Stewart won the earlier meeting 8-0 before the game was called early in the first half.

Stewart’s coach Nathaniel Kemp is anticipating another hard-fought game with the Wolves, who are making their second straight trip to the championship.

“The championship game is going to be hard,” Kemp said. “They have been here before. We just got to get them focused and get them to understand how hard the challenge is going to be. We got some work to do this week.”

Stewart is making its first title appearance since winning it all in 2013.

Mason Creek won a rematch over Chapel Hill last week to advance to the title game with a  6-2 record while Stewart is undefeated after last week’s semifinals win over Fairplay.

Mason Creek has never won a county title.

“It is exciting to get back to the championship game,” Mason Creek coach Brad Jackson said. “We are a little banged up right now, but we have to be ready to play.”

Mason Creek had to play wide receiver Myles Oliver at quarterback after the starter went down in the Chapel Hill game. Oliver replaced Marcus Guidry, who sustained an injury in the first half.

Guidry was called into duty after starter Komari Frye was injured in an automobile accident after the fifth game.

“It is just amazing to play again for a championship,” Wolves running back Chandler Harris said. “We have dedicated the season to Komari.”

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