This just in!
OK, I just got off the phone with B. Thomas J. who interviewed Bryant High Head Coach Scott Booth earlier today. According to B. Thomas, the playoff tie-breakers have moved to a point to where victories by your common opponents that you have beaten come into effect. What that means is this: if you beat a team you get 1 point for every team they've beaten. If you've got the most points at the end of the season, you're going to the playoffs and someone else is staying home.
As things are right now Bryant, Hueytown, and Pleasant Grove are all tied for 3rd place in Region 4. The top 4 teams go to the playoffs. So, somebody out of that three way tie is staying home.
Bryant can secure the 3rd place spot outright by beating County High. Bryant would pic up 9 points for the 9 wins the Wildcats have posted this season. I doubt that's going to happen.
Hueytown plays Walker County tonight and Pleasant Grove plays Mountainbrook. In the simplest of terms, IF Bryant loses to County High and BOTH Hueytown and Pleasant Grove win, then Bryant will NOT go to the playoffs.
If Bryant loses to County High and either Hueytown OR Pleasant Grove loses, Bryant WILL go to the playoffs. Which spot, 3rd or 4th, will depend on a few other things. It'll be way better for Bryant if they end up 3rd because the first match up is #4 versus #1 Homewood and that might get ugly.7NewsHound out.