Could CK win Friday and miss the playoffs?October 28th, 2013 by nathan joyce
According to this breakdown of playoff possibilities from
Narrows League football commissioner Ed Ploof, yes. If Gig Harbor
beats Bellarmine Prep (which seems likely as the Tides have been
playing well and the Lions haven’t), and Olympia beats Yelm at home
(which seems a foregone conclusion) and Central Kitsap beats South
Kitsap, it would create a three-way tie for the second two playoff
spots out of the Narrows League. In that scenario, CK would lose
out on a tiebreaker.
In any other scenario, a Central Kitsap win would put them in the playoffs. If CK makes the playoffs, it will head into the Class 4A state preliminary round as the league’s No. 3 seed and would play at SPSL South champion Graham-Kapowsin (8-0), which is ranked No. 3 in the state.
South Kitsap still has slim hopes. If it beats CK and Yelm beats Olympic, it would force a tiebreaker to decide the playoff spots.
While we’re on the subject, we should talk about the Olympic League.
North Kitsap has clinched the top seed and will host a Class 2A West Central District game Nob. 8-9. The Vikings will host the No. 4 team from the SPSL 2A. That league, as it is most years, a mess of ties and scenarios, who it’s impossible to say who that will be until after Friday (and maybe after some tiebreakers next week; our friends over at the Tacoma News Tribune broke it down here).
Kingston is the No. 2 seed and can avoid any tiebreaker scenarios with a win against Port Angeles on Friday. The Bucs, in the playoffs for the fourth straight year, host the SPSL’s third-place team, which is still up in the air.
North Mason and Olympic have both clinched and are tied for third. North Mason has the tiebreaking edge on Olympic based on their head-to-head win. If North Mason gets the third seed, which is likely, they will be at SPSL No. 2. Right now that’s White River, but it plays first-place Sumner on Friday and could move up to first.
Olympic, which hosts first-place North Kitsap on Friday, will likely take the No. 4 seed and will play at Seamount League champion Lindbergh.
In the Nisqually League, Port Townsend needs to beat Life Christian this week in a crossover to take the third seed into the Tri-Districts playoffs.