Saturday could be title day

League title within grasp

The Class C North Champion Granville Golden Horde.

Say that out loud; notice how it rolls off the tongue.

A championship is exactly what is within the grasp of the Golden Horde as it travels down Route 22 this Saturday to face the Cambridge Indians at 1 p.m. The Horde has a number of scenarios which could lead to, at a minimum, a share of the league title with the likewise undefeated Hoosick Falls Panthers.

Hoosick Falls travels to Corinth Friday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. and the outcome of this game is pivotal to the scenario. A Panthers’ loss puts the championship in Golden Horde hands. 

Head coach Mario Torres said the situation is simple. “We win; we win,” he said. The most clear-cut scenario is brought about by a Granville win and a Hoosick Falls loss – the title goes to the Horde with no questions asked.

The two teams tie if both win, he said. “You know, in any other league if you were talking about 6-0 going into the final week you’d have sewn up a championship a long time ago,” Torres said. 

Should the least likely scenario play out and both teams lose this week, then a possible four-way tie develops between Corinth, Cambridge, Granville and Hoosick Falls — all four one-loss teams. 

Due to postseason play, Torres said, there would be no game played to determine an overall champion.

Granville clinched at least a spot in the postseason eight team tournament for Class C with its fifth win of the season against Stillwater.

The coaches will attend a Wednesday night meeting where they said the tie-breaker rules will be explained again and clarified. As the brother Torres said they understand the rules the only scenario where Granville cannot win the league is if it loses on Saturday.

Even that case does not preclude Granville from sharing the title. Coaches from Hoosick Falls will argue that by virtue of quarter points and strength of schedule and because the two teams did not meet face to face, they should be awarded the championship in the case of a tie.

Not so, Torres said.

Following the completion of regular season play the Section II committee will meet Sunday, Oct. 18, to determine seedings. Again, this depends heavily upon what takes place in the final weekend. Torres said the Horde could end up a 1, 2 or 3-seed depending on the results of week seven play.

 

 

 

 

 

The chart: lifted from the Post Star

Class C North
CONFERENCE
OVERALL
Team
W
L
T
PCT
W
L
T
PCT
Hoosick Falls Panthers
5
0
0
1.000
6
0
0
1.000
Granville Golden Horde
5
0
0
1.000
6
0
0
1.000
Cambridge Indians
4
1
0
0.800
5
1
0
0.833
Corinth Tomahawks
4
1
0
0.800
5
1
0
0.833
Mechanicville Red Raiders
4
2
0
0.667
4
2
0
0.667
Tamarac Bengals
1
4
0
0.200
1
5
0
0.167
Schuylerville Black Horses
1
5
0
0.167
1
5
0
0.167
Hoosic Valley Indians
0
5
0
0.000
1
5
0
0.167
Stillwater Warriors
0
6
0
0.000
0
6
0
0.000

 

 

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