Published Wed, Oct 26, 2011 7:38 pm
Updated Wed, Oct 26, 2011 8:44 pm
The MVL provides excitement every week and week 10 is sure to be no exception. With playoff implications on the line, Sheridan at New Lexington and Philo at Tri-Valley headline what will be an intense week.
While the Generals and Panthers will be playing a regular season game, you might as well consider it a playoff game. Following last week’s huge loss to Tri-Valley, Sheridan (8-1, 6-1) dropped to the #8 seed in Division III, Region 11. That means they face a must-win against rival New Lexington (7-2, 5-2). Even with a Generals win, it will not generate enough points to give Sheridan a home game in the first round.
The Panthers are also in the hunt for a playoff berth despite currently sitting at #15 in DIII, R11. If New Lex hopes to steal a spot in the postseason they must defeat the Generals, as well as needing teams ahead of them to lose. If everything falls into place, it would cap off a tremendous turnaround for New Lex after finishing just 2-8 last season.
Tri-Valley, on the other hand, has already locked up a playoff spot, but that does not mean they have nothing to play for. The Scotties are currently the #3 seed in Division II, Region 7, which means a victory over the Electrics would all but guarantee a home playoff game for Tri-Valley. If Jack Anderson Stadium were to host a first-round game, it would be the first in school history. Unfortunately for the Scotties, they can get no higher than the #2 seed, since Marion-Franklin has locked up the #1 seed.