Midland, Crowley High and Northside Christian each received a postseason berth in their respective classes when the playoff brackets were released Wednesday and all three will play the opening round on their home courts.
Midland (30-5) enters as the highest seed of the three teams, earning the No. 3 spot in the Class B bracket. The Rebels will entertain No. 30 seed Negreet Friday at 7 p.m.
“Right now, I really don’t know anything about them (Negreet),” said MHS coach Todd Briley. “We just have to be ready to go. The power points and all that stuff is out the window now. We just have to come out and play.”
A victory by Midland Friday with pit the Rebels against either No. 14 seed Pitkin or No. 19 Mt. Hermon on Tuesday.
Crowley (20-9) earned the No. 15 seed in Class AAA and will play host to E.D. White Friday at 7 p.m. It will mark the first time in four years that the Gents have qualified for the playoffs.
“This is big for our team and our school,” said CHS coach Derrick Boone. “We haven’t hosted a playoff game in a long time so this will be a tremendous boost for our community and our fans.”
With a victory Friday, the Gents would take on either No. 2 Vidalia or No. 31 Jena.
Northside Christian (17-16) enters the Class C playoffs as the No. 14 seed and will play host to No. 19 Plainview Friday at 7 p.m.
Should Northside win that game they would take on either No. 3 Pleasant Hill or No. 30 First Baptist next Tuesday.