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Rounding the final turn in the playoff race

October 13th, 2012 by nathan joyce

Two weeks left in the football regular season. The playoff picture is starting to develop. Let’s take a look:
In the Narrows League, Bellarmine would clinch at least a share of the league title and the top spot to the Class 4A state preliminary round by beating Olympia next weekend. Central Kitsap plays a non-league and awaits South Kitsap in the Week 9 finale. That’s where things get interesting. If CK beats SK, it takes the No. 2 spot and home playoff game. A loss, and we could be looking at a three-way tie for second with Olympia (all three would get playoff spots, but tiebreakers would determine seeding).
In the Metro League, Seattle Prep’s win against Blanchet eliminated Bainbridge Saturday from the playoffs.
In the Olympic League, Bremerton was the first to wrap up a playoff spot (it’s first since 1993) and will clinch at least a share of the league title and the top seed into the Class 2A West Central District tournament with a win next week against Olympic. North Kitsap will clinch a playoff spot with a win against Kingston (and they’ll clinch the second seed and a home playoff game if Bremerton beats Olympic).
That leaves two more spots. Kingston and Olympic are sitting in those spots now with Klahowya and North Mason a game behind (those two teams play next Saturday).
In the Nisqually League, if I’m reading the district website correctly, three teams get a spot in the Tri-District playoffs. Port Townsend and Chimacum are two games behind the league’s vanguard and will need some help these last two weeks.

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