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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

DI Recap: Some Playoff Match-ups Set, Others Close


If the the DI playoffs were to start today it would be the Chicago Lions vs. Mystic River, Old Blue vs. Rocky Gorge, Dallas Reds vs. the Austin Blacks, and the winners of the Pacific North and Pacific South playoffs against one another. See how those teams got into those positions with a recap of DI play.

Pacific South

With only a few weeks left in the Pacific South the Old Aztecs have clinched the top spot even with their match against Belmont Shore postponed this last weekend. That means they are going to meet Belmont Shore, Los Angeles or OMBAC in the play-in match. OMBAC currently occupy the second spot but have played two more matches than both Belmont Shore and Los Angeles. It's possible that they could still finish ahead on points but Belmont Shore and LA have the inside edge having matches in hand.

OMBAC lost ground over the weekend in their 16-12 loss to Pasadena. Russell Pitts was the hero for Pasadena with three penalties.

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Pacific North

The playoff spots are settled in NorCal. Life West clinched the top spot in the South division and kept their record perfect with a 49-7 win over the EPA Razorbacks. Despite the loss the Razorbacks won't be left out of the playoffs. As the number two seed from the South they will take on Santa Rosa, the number one team from the North. Santa Rosa didn't end the regular season will with a 50-7 loss to the Sacramento Lions. In their defense they already knew their playoff fate. The Lions finished as the second seed in the North and will play Life West next week.

Other results from the region have Fresno beating the San Jose Seahawks 75-10 and SFGG beating the Sacramento Blackhawks 38-10. In the Pacific Northwest, the Eastside Tsunami beat Chuckanut Bay 98-7 and ORSU beat the Eastside Axemen 62-14.

Red River

There were only a couple of matches in the Red River over the weekend. The biggest easily involved the Dallas Reds against the Austin Huns. Despite two penalties from Thierry Daupin the Reds used a couple of tries from Chris Slater and some penalties and a try from Blake Boulton to roll to a 29-18 win. The other result saw HARC beat the Dallas Harlequins 42-26.

Midwest

The Midwest is well underway with another full set of matches. The Chicago Lions are still on track to finish with a perfect season and are now ten points clear at the top of the table with two rounds to play. The latest result was a big win as they beat Metropolis 22-0. Brian Rooney, Francis Vaincourt, and Lucas Thiem had tries. Metropolis are still the number two team in the standings but with the Kansas City Blues breathing down their necks. The Blues beat the Milwaukee Barbarians 41-19. The Chicago Griffins are fourth in the table but seven points behind the Blues. The Griffins beat Columbus 52-12. Lastly, Palmer beat Cincinnati 39-34.

Mid-Atlantic

It's looking increasingly likely that Rocky Gorge isn't going to be beaten this year in league play. They racked up yet another win, this time a 27-19 result over the Potomac Exiles. Of the challengers, Schuylkill River suffered a setback with a 20-20 draw against the Pittsburgh Harlequins, the Norfolk Blues beat NOVA 42-15, and Baltimore-Chesapeake beat the Raleigh Vipers 38-5.

1 comment:

  1. HARC Harlequins score is reveresed, I'm not even sure that is the correct score. Quins won by a bunch.

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