Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Class 1A 2nd Round Playoff Preview and Prediction

With the first round out the way, it is time to see who are the contenders and the pretenders. Last week there was only one upset with 19 seed Tensas taking down 14. seed Delhi. This round is really going to say a lot about the top teams in the state. One example is the 6/11 game of Elton hosting traditional power Arcadia. Elton who has had a great season so far will look to prove that they deserved to be the 6 seed. Arcadia on the other hand, will be looking to pull off the upset en route to yet another Top 28 birth. Also looking to prove they are back as a contender is the 8 seed Southern Lab Kittens led by Southeastern La. signee Michael Harrell as they host 9 seed East Iberville. Another team looking to prove its worth is 3 see Central Catholic who found itself as a high seed last year, but got upset by 27 seed North Iberville. Can they avoid the upset this year and round deeper than they went last year? We shall see as 19 seed Tensas plays host to Central Catholic. Don't forget about the top 2 seed either, defending state Champion Country Day will travel to a very hectic environment and play 18 seed Varnado who is an athletic and scrappy team. Country Day should pull out with the win, but don't be shocked if Varnado makes it a game for a half. Now to the #1 seed Crusaders of Christian Life. Coming off an impressive win over 32 seed Oberlin by 50 was very impressive considering that Oberlin was a 12 seed in the power rankings but got bumped to 32 for not playing 20 games on the year. CLA will now travel to Gueydan who upset district rival Basile.

Class 1A 2nd Round Predictions:

1. Christian Life over 17. Gueydan
8. Southern Lab over 9. East Iberville
5. Plain Dealing over 12. Grambling
4. North Central over 13. Block
19. Tensas over Central Catholic
11. Arcadia over 6. Elton
10. White Castle over 7. St. Mary
2. Country Day over 18. Varnado

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