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Breaking Down the Brackets 3A Edition

By Josh Slaughter
Opinion | October 30, 2009

EMPORIA, Kan. - Another big bracket, this one contains some of the state's top low classification teams. There are some great match-ups late and couple of good early rounders, let's take a look at them.

Early Round Fun
Osage City (6-3) at Central Heights (4-5)
Upset alert, Central Heights it the higher seeded team, but Osage City came out of one of the toughest districts out there. The Indians should earn the win here, but face a tough test on the road.
Prediction: Osage City 34-17

Riley County (4-5) at Effingham (4-5)
Both of these teams will only likely finish with one win in the playoffs, but this should be a close match-up.
Prediction: Effingham 17-13

Sedgwick (7-2) at Hillsboro (6-3)
Another match-up where the better team will be playing on the road. Hillsboro is a tough place to win though.
Prediction: Sedgwick 14-6

Norton (6-3) at Lakin (6-3)
Two teams that both lost a match-up in district play look to avenge those loses. In toss ups the win usually goes to the home squad.
Prediction: Lakin 6-0

Late Round Excitement
Silver Lake vs. Cherryvale
This should be a great match-up only in the second round of the playoffs. Silver Lake has rolled like they often do, and shouldn't have alot of trouble here.
Prediction: Silver Lake 17-10

Pleasant Ridge vs. Silver Lake
Pleasant Ridge could bring Silver Lake's perfect season to an end. Alot of momentum will be riding on who gets home field advantage in this one.
Prediction: Silver Lake 15-10

Conway Springs vs. Hutchinson Trinity
The Celtics are the surprise team of 3A and will get their biggest test of the year when they face Conway Springs. Can the Celtics where the slipper to the ball, this weekend will prove to be the biggest test.
Prediction: Hutchinson Trinity 21-17

Scott City vs. Wichita Collegiate
This is the class of the top half of the eastern bracket, and Collegiate looks to return to state prominence.
Prediction: Collegiate 27-18

State Championship
Hutchinson Trinity vs. Silver Lake
This is wishful thinking likely, and my biggest upset prediction of these previews. The Celtics have a little tougher road and Silver Lake has played some tight match-ups thus far, and will need to be better to make it this far.
Prediction: Trinity 28-27


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