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October 21, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Metro tiebreaker games tonight

Nathan Hale, Ingraham and Chief Sealth will play a Kansas City tiebreaker today at Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. to break a three-way lock for second place in the Metro Valley. The loser’s season come to an end.

This is how the tiebreaker works, stick with me on this one:

The three teams draw for seeds — No. 1, No. 2, No. 3. The No. 1 seed gets a first-round bye while the other two squads face off in a pair of eight-minute quarters.

The winner of the No.2-No. 3 matchup plays the No. 1 seed. If the No. 1 seed wins, then it wins the tiebreaker and the winner of No. 2-No. 3 gets the second spot. If the No. 2-No. 3 winner also beats the No. 1 seed, then it takes the top spot. The No. 1 seed faces the loser of No. 2-No. 3 for the final playoff berth. If the No. 2-No. 3 loser beats the No. 1 seed, then it starts all over again.

The teams are in this situation because they all beat each other, making head-to-head an unusable tiebreaker.

The eventual No. 2 seed (which will be the winner of the tiebreaker), will face Garfield in the Metro playoffs. Cleveland will face the No. 3 seed.

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