Seed meetings for the state sectional/district tournaments will take place Sunday afternoon, and Medina County teams could fall into a variety of spots.
The most interesting storyline is which of the area’s top three teams — Wadsworth, Brunswick and Medina — will garner the highest seed at their respective tournaments.
The red-hot Grizzlies (11-4) will likely battle Green (11-3) and Firestone (11-5) for the Copley Division I District’s second seed behind expected top dog Stow (13-2), while the much-improved Blue Devils (11-5) and underrated Bees (8-7) could fall anywhere between Nos. 2-6 at the Midview D-I District.
The Midview District is especially deep. Defending champion Avon Lake (15-0) returns most of its lineup from a year ago, and defending runner-up Medina can never be counted out thanks to a rugged schedule.
Meanwhile, Brunswick, which has won five of its last six games, and Strongsville (11-5), winner in eight of its last nine, are riding waves of momentum.
Don’t count out pesky Brecksville (11-4), either, as the Bees have played in a handful of invaluable nail-biters.
Cloverleaf (4-11) will likely receive one of the lower seeds.
Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division leader Buckeye (8-7) will have a chance to secure a high seed at the very balanced Westlake D-II District.
Rocky River (13-2) appears to be the favorite for the top spot, with Avon (11-5) following. From there, it’s a crap shoot. Buckeye beat Brookside and Keystone and lost to Rocky River and Clearview, but is one of just four teams with a winning record entering the weekend, making the next 48 hours important for Sunday’s discussion.
Highland (4-11) and Black River (6-11) will compete in the Brecksville D-I and Wooster D-II Districts, respectively. St. Edward, North Royalton and Revere are the top teams at Brecksville, while Wayne County Athletic League kingpins Hillsdale and Northwestern are notables at Wooster.
Contact Albert Grindle at (330) 721-4043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.