The Jr. Vandal eighth-graders came from behind in the fourth quarter to take a 34-33 win from Hillsboro on Tuesday to advance to the regional championship game.
Third-seeded Vandalia trailed by two going to the fourth quarter, but outscored No. 2 Hillsboro, 7-4, in that period to secure the upset in the Class 3A regional at Greenville Junior High.
The Jr. Vandals take on top-seeded Roxana at 6 p.m. on Thursday. The winner will face Auburn at the Vandalia Sectional next Wednesday at 6 p.m.
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