Loara coach Dean Lappin had a hunch his team’s upset victory last Friday would earn the Saxons an at-large berth into the Southern Division playoffs.
“Just assume we’re in,” Lappin and the coaching staff told his players after they defeated Golden West League champion Westminster in a 38-35 thriller.
He told the team to prepare to practice on Monday unless they hear otherwise.
Loara was given an at-large bid on Saturday — and a matchup with mighty Corona del Mar, the defending division champion and top seed this year. Lappin said he knew the Saxons (6-4, 3-2) would face either Corona del Mar or second-seeded Garden Grove if it got in the draw.
“When you’re the last one invited to the dance, you can’t be choosy about who you’re with,” Lappin said.>>>>> Read the rest of this entry »