Not sure only losing by 2 goals means anything. like I said. Not horrendous but not a real AA team. Politics impacts all teams but North 2021AA more than most. Some top notch players but also some that just shouldn't be there. They are somewhere between A and AA but cannot compete with the big boys. That doesn't mean that they are going to get blown out, only that they cannot consistently win.
I do stand by 2021A being totally horrendous. Some good players but too many on that team lacking basic skills. Hard to have success at this level when you have kids that can't catch and throw.