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Saw in the paper that Bloom Carroll chose to go in the same braket against neighboring number 1 seed Liberty Union. Coach have great faith in his team or is playing with the devils cards? Sure don't see that very often. BC folks help me understand?
Both coaches feel their team can go all the way. So, when you get out of Districts, you have your choice of playing in Lancaster, a 15-20 minute drive from either school where your 2 opponents will have to travel an hour and a half to get there, or you drive an hour and a half to Wright State to play twice in your opponents' back yard.
The same thing happened in Division I.... #2 Olentangy Orange went into the same bracket with #1 Central Crossing.
Of course, one of the factors facing D1 teams this year is that the fourth team in the Columbus Regional will be the Massillon District Champion....most likely defending State Champion North Canton Hoover. Central Crossing chose to play another Central Division team in the Regional Semi's and hold Hoover off to the Regional Championship. Orange followed suit and then #3 Pickerington Central went to the District that would face Central Crossing's District in the Regionals.... also avoiding Hoover. There are very few seeded teams in the District that has to face Hoover in the Regional Semi's.
Choose one bracket and possibly face #1 in District Finals and #2 in Regional Finals.
Choose other bracket and possibly face #10 in District Semis, #7 in District Finals, #8 in Regional Semis, just for the chance to face the winner of #4 and #9.
Either is tough, but choosing between 4 straight games against top 10 teams (with the last two being 2 hours away) and 2 out of 4 games against top 10 teams is easy (with the last two being in their backyard).
Looks to me like the BC coach was crazy like a fox.