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Coach hopes win Friday will help Hounds avoid tiebreaker headaches for playoffs
by Chuck Thompson
Nov 08, 2012 | 1037 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Greyhounds can clinch their first state playoff berth since 2004 with a victory over Grovetown at home on Friday night.

But a loss to the Warriors could open the door for the Greyhounds to be disappointed again as in the last two seasons when they came close but couldn’t quite make it into the playoffs.

Here is the situation.

If Jones County downs Grovetown and Warner Robins beats Lakeside as expected on Friday, Warner Robins would finish 6-1 in the region and be the second seed. Jones County would be 5-2 and the third seed. Lakeside would be 4-3 and the fourth seed. Northside-Warner Robins, which plays at Evans Friday, clinched the top seed with its win over Warner Robins last week.

At the other end of the spectrum, if Lakeside were to upset Warner Robins and Jones County lose to Grovetown, it would knock the Greyhounds out of the playoffs. In that scenario, Lakeside and Warner Robins would both be 5-2 in region play and Lakeside would move ahead of Warner Robins for the No. 2 seed in the head-to-head tiebreaker. Jones County and Grovetown would both be 4-3 in the region, but the Warriors would get the final playoff spot and fourth seed in the head-to-head tiebreaker with the Greyhounds.

The other scenarios – Jones County and Lakeside both winning or both losing on Friday – leave more muddled tiebreaker situations.

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