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Written by Sentinel Sports Staff   
Saturday, 31 October 2009 23:13
Eastwood appears headed back to the state high school football playoffs.
The Eagles believe they clinched a spot in the Division IV playoffs Saturday night, thanks to Oak Harbor’s 28-7 win over Sandusky St. Mary.
An OH loss most likely would have eliminated the Eagles, 8-2 overall, from playoff contention.
According to Eagle head coach Jerry Rutherford, Eastwood earned its berth on a tiebreaker with Lorain Clearview for the eighth and final playoff berth in Region 14.
But Eastwood won the tiebreaker on third-level points, primarily because of its season-opening 32-21 win over Clyde.
The computer rankings are based on points awarded for each game a team wins (first-level points) and each game a defeated opponent wins (second-level points). Teams earn more points for beating bigger schools.
The third-level points are essentially the defeated team’s second-level points.
Clyde, which finished 6-4, is a Division III school.
The final computer rankings and first-round pairings will be announced Sunday afternoon by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.
Eastwood is expected to face seventh-ranked and top-seeded Galion (10-0) in a first-round game next Saturday at 7 p.m.
The playoff berth is the third straight and sixth in the last eight seasons for Eastwood, which advanced to the state quarterfinals in 2007.
Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2009 16:47
 

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