With a week left in the regular season, here’s how the playoffs races are stacking up for boys soccer:
Narrows League 4A
Playoff spots available into Class 4A West Central District tournament: 3
The skinny: South Kitsap (3-4-3, 2-3-3, 9 points) entered Friday’s game against Timberline in fifth place, well behind Gig Harbor (25 points), Bellarmine (20 points) and Olympia (17 points). The Wolves likely need to win out to have any shot at the playoffs. More likely SK is going to miss the postseason for the second consecutive year.
Narrows League 3A
Playoff spots available into Class 3A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament: 5
The skinny: Central Kitsap (10-2-1, 10-0-1, 31 points) leads the league and has a two-point lead over second-place Capital (29 points) with three games left. CK and Capital play on Tuesday at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia in a game that likely determines the league title. A victory would pretty much sew up the title for CK, while a tie doesn’t really hurt them. If CK gets the No. 1 seed out of league, the Cougars would play in a winner-to-state game against the SPSL 3A champion May 14 at Stadium HS at 7 p.m.
Olympic League 2A
Playoff spots available into Class 2A West Central District tournament: 4
The skinny: The top four teams have pretty much been determined, it’s all down to placing at this point. First-place Kingston (10-3-0, 8-1-0, 24 points) has a one point lead on North Kitsap (10-2-1, 8-1-0, 23 points) since NK has one shootout victory (worth 2 points instead of 3). Third-place Port Angeles (9-5-0, 6-4, 19 points) has a one point lead on Sequim (7-5-2, 6-4-0, 18 points) since PA has a shootout loss (worth 1 point). Kingston and North Kitsap play Wednesday in Poulsbo at 6:45 p.m. Winner likely wins the league. No. 1 seed out of league plays the Seamount 2A champion May 14 in Silverdale in a winner-to-state game at 8 p.m.
Olympic League 1A
Playoff spots available into Class 1A West Central District tournament: 3
The skinny: Klahowya (9-1-2, 2-0-0, 6 points) is by far and away the top team in the league. Port Townsend (3-6-2, 2-1-0) and Coupeville (3-7-0, 2-2-0) will battle it out for second/third and face loser-out district games May 9. Klahowya will get a bye and open district play May 12 at home.