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State seeding to be decided in next two weeks

October 13, 2011
By Greg Foote of South Eugene High School

Having defeated Marist, South is undefeated in MWL Hybrid play, with one league game (Sheldon) remaining.  The last three matches (Redmond, Grant, Sheldon) are all Special District 1 contests.  So ... the situation is as follows:  a win over Sheldon (or a Sheldon loss prior to that) gives the Axemen their 27th league title.  However, seeding in the state playoffs is determined by District 1 results.  South is currently 1-1 (see standings on this site), having beaten Thurston and lost to Lincoln, with upcoming matches with Redmond, Grant, and Sheldon (Like South, Sheldon is both MWL and District 1).  We must finish in the top 3 to be seeded directly into the state playoffs.  The bottom 3 can advance to the playoffs by winning a "play-in" game.  Winning the last three matches could get us a #1 seed, depending on what Lincoln does.  Winning 2 of 3 would put us in the top 3 and into the state playoffs.  If teams finish in a tie, the tiebreaker is 1) Head to head, 2) Record vs. the rest of the league, 3) Power ranking.

Note:  unlike MWL play, no OT is played in District 1 matches, even those involving teams which are also MWL.  So there will be no OT in our last three matches.

Further, the standings on the OSAA website have been inaccurate because some teams have played each other twice, and only one is considered a District 1 "league" game.  The standings on this website are up-to-date and accurate.

So, check the schedule and come out and support the team as we gear up for the state playoffs!

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