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Thursday, May 5, 2016

DII & DIII Playoff Update


The DII and DIII playoffs are continuing to heat up. Here is the latest on where things stand.

DII

East Regional

In the East only Charlotte has advanced to the quarterfinals on May 21st as South champions. They did that by edging out the Miami Tridents 34-33. In the semi-finals they beat Nashville 30-11 while Miami beat Chattanooga 42-27. Charlotte will play the winner of the Midwest. Right now that's down to either the Detroit Tradesmen or the South Side Irish. The Tradesmen beat the Eastside Banshees 57-0 and the South Side Irish beat the Cleveland Crusaders 16-14.

The other side of the East regional is still up in the air. The Atlantic North is down to the Mystic Barbarians and the Village Lions. The Barbarians beat Newport 20-17 while the Lions handled New Haven Old Black 52-19. The Mid-Atlantic is down to their final four. Richmond will play Old Gaelic and Wilmington will play Philadelphia Whitemarsh.

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West Regional

Out West the Portland Pigs and Sacramento Capitals will play for the Pacific North title this weekend in Seattle. Whoever wins that match will play either Huntington Beach or the Tempe Old Devils. Huntington Beach beat Ventura County 28-25 for the SoCal title while the Old Devils beat Red Mountain 31-13 for the Arizona title.

In the Red River it will be Houston United up against the Dallas Reds DII side. The Austin Blacks DII team will play the Little Rock Stormers. The winner from the Red River will be up against the Frontier winner in the quarterfinals. The Frontier is down to Boulder against the St. Louis Bombers and the Omaha Goats against Provo.

DIII

East Regional

As the winners from the South the Savannah Shamrocks have punched their tickets to the quarterfinals. The beat Southern Pines 53-26 in the South final. In the semi-finals they beat Montgomery 33-21 and Southern Pines beat Sarasota 37-20. They will wait for the winner of either the Grand Rapids Gazelles or the Bremer County Bucks. The Gazelles beat Columbus 55-5 and Bremer County beat the Fox Valley Maoris 25-12 to make the final.

In the Atlantic North, New York winner the Fairfield Yankees will go up against MIT. The Yankees barely edged the Rockaway Fisheads 47-46 and MIT beat Old Gold 29-25. The Mid-Atlantic is down to eight teams. The winner of Reading/Blacksburg will play the winner of Schuylkill River/Newport News in one bracket. In the other it will be Renegades/South Jersey against Virginia Beach/Rocky Gorge.

West Regional

The Pacific South is down to the Orange County Ravens against the Northern Arizona Landsharks. Orange County beat Beaumont 37-12 and Northern Arizona defeated Phoenix 75-5. They will play either the 43rd State Crimson Lions or Napa Valley from the Pacific North.

In the Frontier it's down to the Wichita Barbarians against the St. Louis Royals and the Denver Highlanders against the Columbia Outlaws. In the Red River the Euless Texans will play the San Marcos Greys and the Austin Blacks DIII will play Houston United DIII.

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