PIAA ruling takes Southmoreland out of playoff contention
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Decision costs Scotties playoff spot
The decision by the PIAA to overturn the WPIAL's ruling of forcing Washington to forfeit five wins had a huge impact on Southmoreland.
After the WPIAL ruled that the Prexies had to forfeit their conference victories, the Scotties immediately were back in the hunt for a playoff spot. Now that Washington has had its wins restored, Southmoreland no longer has a chance to qualify for the postseason.
Mt. Pleasant (8-0) will win the Class AA Interstate Conference, and Washington (5-2) will be second. Greensburg Central Catholic (4-3), Jeannette (4-3) and Yough (4-3) are vying for the final two playoff berths.
“It was a great opportunity, and the kids were excited about it,” Southmoreland athletic director Charles Swink said. “Now, the kids are just focused on beating Yough. And if we beat Yough, we could knock them out of the playoffs. We want to finish strong and build for next season.
“Obviously, we were excited to have that playoff carrot dangling in front of us, but now we can focus on having a .500 season, which would be a great accomplishment for the kids.”
Southmoreland can achieve a .500 season by beating Yough on Friday, then earning a win against Derry in a Week 10 exhibition game that both teams have agreed to play. The game will be played at 6 p.m. Thursday at Derry.
— Jason Black
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