SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Plenty to play for in Week 10

Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 05:03 PM.

Northview, Baker’s opponent Friday, currently sits atop the district standings with a 2-0 district record having beaten Jay and Freeport. Baker and Freeport are both 1-1 in district play.

Baker beat Jay and lost to Freeport. Freeport beat Baker and lost to Northview. Jay is winless in district play, but still has a chance at making the playoffs heading into Friday’s game against Freeport.

Therefore, as best I can calculate, here are the possible scenarios for District 1-1A.

If Northview beats Baker and Freeport beats Jay, Northview wins the district and Freeport finishes second. That is simply a matter of records as Northview will be 3-0 in district play and Freeport 2-1.

Things start to get interesting when the other possibilities factor into the equation.

If Baker wins and Freeport wins, Baker, Northview and Freeport will all have 2-1 records in district play with no team holding the outright tie-breaker as the teams would have the three-way split in head-to-head play.

If the three-way tie for first and second place occurs, the teams would participate in a shootout on Monday to determine the district champion and runner up.

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