Awaiting word on playoff allocationsSeptember 19th, 2012 by jeff graham
Central Kitsap athletic director Bill Baxter and South Kitsap
athletic director Ed Santos are eager to find out how many Narrows
League football teams advance to the playoffs this season.
That number should be known by next week, after the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Executive Board concludes its two-day fall meeting on Monday.
The West Central District is in the process of finalizing its playoff allocation plan, which is subject to Executive Board approval.
The past two years, four football teams from the Narrows League have qualified for the preliminary round of the Class 4A state tournament.
Since the league went from eight teams to seven teams prior to the school year, Baxter anticipates the league losing one playoff allocation — to the 18-team South Puget Sound League or the six-team Greater St. Helens League — either this season or next season. That means four Narrows teams could qualify for the postseason this year and three next year — or vice versa.
Santos is holding out hope the league could four playoff berths this year and next.
“We’d love to get four and four,” Santos said.
The Olympic League is also waiting to find out how many berths are available into the Class 2A West Central District tournament.