Football: Playoff pairings for City schools
I saw that people were commenting on multiple posts about the playoff matchups, so I wanted to get everyone on the same page here.
There are some interesting notes on the Central Coast Section playoffs.
Riordan got into the Division III playoffs by winning a coin flip with Santa Teresa, which finished the season with the same amount of playoff qualifying points. The Crusaders also had to get an exception from the West Catholic Athletic League for a league bylaw that says no team can get into the CCS playoffs if a team ahead of it in the league standings does not get in.
St. Ignatius may have the best draw possible in the Open Division, with Bellarmine and Serra on the opposite side of the bracket. The Wildcats wouldn’t have to meet either of the two teams that beat them in the WCAL regular season until the potential championship game.
– Jeremy Balan
AAA semifinals – Thursday
(4) Lowell @ (1) Lincoln, 2 p.m.
(2) Mission vs. (3) Galileo @ Kezar Stadium, 4 p.m.
CCS Open Division playoffs – Friday
(6) St. Ignatius vs. (3) Palma (Salinas) @ Salinas Sports Complex, 7 p.m.
CCS Division III playoffs – Saturday
(7) Riordan vs. (2) Sobrato (Morgan Hill) @ Live Oak (Morgan Hill), 7 p.m.