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High school sports: Playoff dates set for local football, soccer teams – Herald

Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:17 pm

Updated: 8:27 pm, Sun Nov 10, 2013.

High school sports: Playoff dates set for local football, soccer teams

It’s Week No. 11 for two Washington County football teams as the Maryland state playoffs begin on Friday.

The Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association released its official pairings Sunday, which include South Hagerstown and Hancock.

In the 3A West region, fourth-seed South Hagerstown (9-1) takes to the road to battle top-seed Linganore (9-1) on Friday at 7 p.m., with the winner to face the winner between Damascus (9-1) and Urbana (8-2).

The Rebels will be making their first playoff appearance since 2002. After their victory over North Hagerstown on Friday, South ended in the fourth spot with a 9.50 points average in the computer ratings, 0.10 behind Urbana for the third spot.

In the 1A West region, second-seed Hancock (9-1) will host North Carroll (7-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. as the Panthers make their first postseason appearance since 2004.

Hancock, with its 25-11 win over Berkeley Springs, tied the school record for most victories in one season with nine. The Panthers had a 5.63 points average in the computer standings for second, just ahead of North Carroll’s 5.30.

The winner will move on to meet either Fort Hill (10-0) or Manchester Valley (6-4).

Elsewhere among area teams, defending 2A state champion Middletown (10-0) will host Poolesville (7-3) and Catoctin (7-3) will trek to South Carroll (8-2) on Friday in the 2A West region semifinals.

* The Eastern Panhandle has one familiar school and another first-time participant in the playoffs.

Martinsburg (9-1), the three-time defending Class AAA state champion, will begin its quest for an unprecedented fourth straight crown on Saturday when it hosts Spring Valley (6-4) at 1:30 p.m.

Washington (7-3) will be on the road Saturday for a 1:30 p.m. encounter against Cabell Midland (8-2) as the Patriots break into the postseason for the first time in their five-year history.

If Martinsburg and Washington both win, they would meet in the next round. The Bulldogs are the No. 2 seed and Washington is seeded 10th in the 16-team field.

* In the Maryland girls state soccer championships, Smithsburg has its date set for the Class 1A title game. It will be played Friday at 6 p.m. at UMBC against Sparrows Point.

Smithsburg, making its first appearance in the state final since 2006, beat Bohemia Manor 1-0 on Saturday in the semis.

— Tim Koelble


Sunday, November 10, 2013 8:17 pm.

Updated: 8:27 pm.

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