After visiting with Overstreet and Wright, we've come to the firm conclusion that this event is far from over.
Hackney leads right now, probably by about 3 pounds.
Faircloth is pulling up second and no one else can catch Hackney but him. He still needs to get rid of a 2-pound class fish, preferrably by something that is 5 or better.
If that happens then we have a close finish. We know it can happen, because a late, big-fish bite has happened all week.
In the last hour and a half Faircloth has had 7 bites just none big enough. Hackney has had 7 bites all day, almost all of them big.
With an hour and a half to go, it still boils down to any last-minute heroics that Faircloth can muster. And we are sure he's hoping the big one will finally show up.