In a pre-season coaches poll, Olympic League coaches predicted Port Angeles would win the league title, North Kitsap would finish a close second, followed by Kingston, Olympic and Sequim.
Turns out league coaches aren’t that far off.
Port Angeles (13-1) is in control of the No. 1 seed, and league championship, with two games remaining in the regular season. Olympic and Bremerton are now tied at 11-3, thanks to Oly’s win over Bremerton Friday night, and one of those two teams will wind up with the two seed.
North Kitsap (9-5) is two games behind with two games left. Kingston (6-8) is hanging onto the fifth seed, despite losing to NK. NK can still claim the third seed, but would need some help.
What to watch for:
Tuesday: The game of the night will be North Kitsap at Olympic. NK needs to beat Oly if it wants to gain that third seed. The Vikings would also have to beat NM and need Oly to lose to PA Friday. … Kingston (6-8) will help itself if it can keep winning. The Buccaneers face Klahowya. … Port Townsend (6-8) is still in the hunt for a 1A district berth, but faces a tough task in playing PA.
Wednesday: Central Kitsap (6-4) hosts Gig Harbor (5-5) in a Narrows League game that could affect seeding into the 4A district. CK is currently third and GH fourth. The top four seeds are in.
Friday: The key game will be Port Angeles at Olympic, but again it depends on what happens Tuesday. Olympic could be looking at a two seed, but more than likely are going to wind up as the third seed. … Bremerton has the inside track for the second seed with a win against Kingston.