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Clearing up Narrows League football playoff race

October 19th, 2013 by jeff graham

With two weeks remaining in the regular season, here is what we know regarding the three playoffs berths available in the Narrows League.

  • Bellarmine Prep and Gig Harbor are both getting in. The Lions and Tides both won on Friday to improve to 4-0 in league. No matter what happens over the next two weeks, these guys are going forward.
  • Central Kitsap has the best shot out of the remaining teams to get in. The Cougars beat Stadium on Friday to improve to 3-2 in league and have one league game left against South Kitsap in Week 9. Olympia fell to 2-2 after losing to Gig Harbor and plays Bellarmine Prep next week, meaning things are looking bleak for the Bears, who lost to Central Kitsap two Fridays ago.
  • South Kitsap isn’t out of the race despite a 1-3 league record. The Wolves get Stadium next week and could beat Central Kitsap in the final week to get to 3-3. Here is where a three-way tiebreaker scenario — which was confirmed by South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos last week — could come into play.
  • If Central Kitsap, Olympia and South Kitsap all finish at 3-3, they’d all be 1-1 against each other, meaning the determination for the third playoff spot would come down to points for/points against within games played against each other. Olympia beat South Kitsap by 7 and lost to Central Kitsap by 7, meaning Olympia would be even on points. Since Central Kitsap beat Olympia by 7, South Kitsap would need to beat Central Kitsap by 8 or more points to prevent CK from taking the third playoff spot.
  • The third place team out of the Narrows draws the No. 1 seed out of the SPSL South (likely Graham-Kapowsin, which is undefeated at 7-0 and ranked No. 4 in the latest AP poll).

 

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