This Friday decides it all; well, most of it anyway.
With the 30-5A InterZone championship game already set up, all that’s left is to decide the third and fourth place play-in games. That’s where Friday’s game figure into the mix.
As far are Alice goes, a win over Tuloso-Midway Friday at home assures the Coyotes of a spot in an InterZone play-in game. However, who Alice plays depends on how everyone else finishes Friday night.
The perfect scenario for Alice would be to finish the North Zone in second place. That would square Alice up against the South Zone’s third-place team, which is likely Moody. However, since Alice, Gregory-Portland and Ray are each tied in the zone standings with 2-2 records, for the Coyotes to claim second they must beat Tuloso-Midway Friday and hope for Ray to knock-off Gregory-Portland on that same night.
Alice (5-3, 2-2) is still in with a win over Tuloso-Midway and a Ray loss, however, that scenario would put the Coyotes in third place in the North which would give them an InterZone game against Flour Bluff, which beat Alice, 49-21, in September.
The Coyotes can still earn a spot in an InterZone play-in game if they lose to Tuloso-Midway and Gregory-Portland (5-3, 3-1) beats Ray (4-4, 2-2) but positive points would come into play.
The 30-5A InterZone championship will feature the two zone winners — Calallen from the North and Veterans Memorial from the South. Coaches from both programs met Monday to determine a site for the game, and the Wildcats won the coin toss to host the championship game.
The game is at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 at Phil Danaher Field at Wildcat Stadium.
It’s the second year in a row that Calallen hosts the district championship game. The hosted the title game last year and beat Flour Bluff for the title.
Both schools are 8-0 for the season.