Carroll's Francis Jackson shoots over Octara's Malik Norris and James Brown (10) during the 2nd quarter of the AAAA Championship Second round in Coatsville, Tuesday, March 13, 2012. (Steven M. Falk / Staff Photographer)
Friday night was the game Mike Matta's Downingtown East players had circled at the start of the season. Parking lots filled up long before kickoff. Some lots even charged a fee. Fans waited in lines at the Kottmeyer Stadium ticket booth, knowing there was not a seat to be had.