Hayden Miles winner of Bracket Challenge

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 29, 2021

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Hayden Miles knows basketball.

He’s not too shabby at his football knowledge, either.

And his knowledge of college sports landed him a $100 gift card as the local winner in the Bracket Challenge, a NCAA college basketball tournament contest sponsored by the Davie County Enterprise Record, Clemmons Courier, Salisbury Post and the Stanly News & Press.

At 10 years old, he is already a veteran of the Enterprise Record weekly pick-the-football-winner contest. And younger brother, Josiah, 8, says he’s ready to start entering these contests, as well.

When asked his biggest upset in the NCAA bracket, Hayden was quick to answer. A No. 5 beat No. 12 in the North bracket. He was right. He also knew that Oregon State had beat Tennessee by 14 points. And, of course, he remembered the score, as well.

“I’m a sports fan,” he said. “We go to a lot of sporting events.”

His favorite team? Anything Wake Forest.

He is the son of Chris and Dawn Miles of Advance.