As reported by NevadaPreps.com in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, in Class 1A, Pahranagat Valley (6-0), Beatty (5-1), Spring Mountain (5-1) and Tonopah (3-3) have clinched the playoff spots. Tonopah will be the No. 4 seed.
Beatty played at Pahranagat Valley Thursday night. A win by Pahranagat gives them the No. 1 seed, Spring Mountain the No. 2 and Beatty the No. 3.
If Beatty wins and Beaver Dam beats Spring Mountain, Beatty would be the No. 1 seed, Pahranagat Valley the No. 2 and Spring Mountain the No. 3.
Just to complicate things a bit more, the RJ article notes, if Beatty wins and Spring Mountain wins, there would be a three-way tie that would go to a point-differential tiebreaker. Beatty must beat the Panthers by at least 13 points to keep the tiebreaker alive. Otherwise, Pahranagat Valley still would be the No. 1 seed, followed by Spring Mountain and Beatty.
If Beatty wins by 13 or more, head-to-head points allowed would be the next step and Spring Mountain would win that tiebreaker to be the No. 1 seed. The Eagles beat the Hornets 41-0 earlier
A Beatty win over Pahranagat Valley would make the Hornets the No. 2 and Pahranagat Valley the No. 3.
Doesn’t that clear things up quite well?
If Pahranagat wins the league, they would host the first round of the 1A state playoffs Nov. 4. The championship game is at Clark High in Las Vegas Nov. 19.
Class 2A Southern League
Lincoln County’s thrilling 33-32 win over Needles last week makes it much more simple in this league. The Lynx (7-0, 5-0) already has wrapped up the top seed.
Needles (4-1) played host to The Meadows (4-1) on Thursday. The winner will be the No. 2 seed and the loser the No. 3, meaning they get to meet again next week in the playoffs.
Agassi Prep (2-3) faced Lake Mead (2-3) also on Thursday. The winner of that game will take the No. 4 seed and head to Panaca in the first week of the postseason.