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Farmers likely on road to open postseason play
Under the old playoff system used for decades by
the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, as
champions of District 2-3A the Union Farmers would
be preparing for a first round playoff game at home.
With the power ranking system utilized since 2012,
the Farmers 8-0 mark in what may be the weakest district
in Class 3A means for the season to continue, it
will be with a first-round road game.
UPHS completed its perfect run through district play
with an 11-0 win against Richwood last Tuesday. Each
of the Farmers’ district contests were run-shortened
games, called when one team is 10 or more runs ahead
of its opponent. Collectively, the Farmers’ district foes
have an overall record of 14-35. Only two of the collective
wins came against opponents outside the district.
At press time Tuesday, the Farmers were ranked
20th. If that seeding holds true after the brackets were
set Tuesday afternoon, they would travel to Loranger
to take on the 13th-seeded Wolves.
Especially in the early rounds of postseason play,
seedings can be misleading, with lower seeds advancing
past the first round. In 2014, the 16th-seeded Farmers
hosted a first-round game against No. 17 Notre Dame
and dropped a 5-4 decision. Loranger went on the road
as the 21 seed and took an 11-8 win over North Webster.
In the second round, the Wolves hosted 28th-seeded
Albany and dropped a 9-6 decision to the Hornets.
Dates and game times for first-round games were
posted on the LHSAA website Tuesday afternoon.
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