Huntington loss paints tighter post-season picture

Published 12:00 am Saturday, October 14, 2000

The MPSA District 5-A playoff race got a little tighter this week, as Trinity was eliminated from post-season contention with Huntington’s loss to Pine Hills.

However, Trinity will still play a pivotal role in who takes the district wildcard spot.

Amite School Center has won the district title outright with a 3-0 district record, but three teams are now tied for third place with a district record of 1-2: Trinity, Huntington and Pine Hills.

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Chamberlain-Hunt has a district mark of 2-2, but will not play a district opponent next week. Since Trinity and Huntington face each other, one of the teams will tie CHA for second place, necessitating a tie-breaker.

The first tie-breaker measures head-to-head records. If the two tied teams have not faced each other, points allowed against like opponents are measured.

Should Trinity win, CHA wins the tie-breaker because CHA beat the Saints earlier this year.

Huntington’s Sept. 15 victory over CHA, however, would give the Hounds the wildcard spot if they win Friday.

Pine Hills is all but eliminated by the tie-breaker. Should Trinity beat Huntington, CHA’s win over the Wildcats would send CHA to the playoffs, even if Pine Hills upsets ASC next week.